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24/04/14 - EU and Kiribati Partner to Combat Climate Change Diseases

European Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs and the Kiribati Minister of Health and Medical Services, Dr Kautu Tenaua, along with Mr Michael Petterson, Director of the SPC’s Applied Geoscience and Technology Division, inaugurated the EU-funded Kiribati Public Health Laboratory in Tarawa today.

24/04/14 - EU Hands Over Waste Management Equipment to Tuvalu

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs handed over waste management equipment, which included trailers and medical waste storage bins to the Government of Tuvalu today. These included excavators, loaders, tractors, trailers, a utility vehicle, vegetation chipper, metal bailer and metal cutting saws as well as medical waste storage bins, sharp and waste oil containers. The project, worth Euro 1.02 million (AUD 1.7m) is being implemented by the European company, Unit Export Limited.

24/04/14 - EU and New Zealand Strengthen Energy Cooperation with Tuvalu

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully have jointly welcomed today’s signing of a declaration on energy cooperation between the European Union, New Zealand and Tuvalu. Ninety five percent of Tuvalu's electricity is currently derived from diesel, which places considerable strain on the country's economy and hampers its development.
"This declaration strengthens the framework for supporting Tuvalu to develop a more efficient and sustainable energy sector”, Mr McCully said.