Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, and CARICOM/CARIFORUM
26/10/2016 - EU 74M euro in new Sustainable Development Programmes for LA & Caribbean [76 KB]
The European Union has announced new programmes totalling more than 74 million euro to support sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The announcement was made during the EU-CELAC ministerial meeting held in the Dominican Republic on 25-26 October 2016.
EU Latin America and Caribbean Foreign Ministers meet to discuss the future of their partnership and address strengthening dialogue and deepening mutual relations, common challenges and means of implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
The signing of a Joint Declaration on Sustainable Energy between the European Union, the European Investment Bank and CARIFORUM on reinforced co-operation in the field of sustainable energy was one of the highlights of the recently concluded EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference which was held in Barbados from 10-11 October. In addition, five renewable energy support programmes for the region totalling 54 million euros were also signed at the conference. These agreements are evidence of the European Union’s commitment to supporting Caribbean countries in meeting their obligations stipulated in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Working together in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
To realise the Waitukubuli National Trail and its facilities and support the establishment of an ad hoc legal framework regulating the construction, management and marketing of the trail
18/10/16 - Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2016 The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU's new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results.
- 05/10/16 - Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: continued international support for Afghanistan's political and economic stability and development
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 October 2016 Today, 75 countries and 25 international organisations and agencies came together to commit their continued engagement and support for a brighter, more prosperous and peaceful future for the people of Afghanistan.
- 04/10/16 - Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: realising Afghanistan's economic potential and reinforcing the role of women
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Day One of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan, kicked off today with an event on regional economic cooperation and another on women empowerment in Afghanistan.
- 04/10/16 - EU strengthens trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Today, the European Union has taken an important step towards the further strengthening of the trade rules applicable to goods that could be used for capital punishment or torture.
- 04/10/16 - Strengthening trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 October 2016 Strengthening trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture Introduction The EU is firmly committed to the absolute prohibition of capital punishment, torture or other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.