Delegation to Ghana
19/08/2015 - Ghana Takes Big Step in Health with New Global Fund Grants supported by the European Union
In a ceremony hosted by the President of Ghana on 18 August 2015 in Accra, the Government of Ghana and the Global Fund, strengthened their partnership by signing new grants for US$ 248 million to substantially increase the number of people receiving prevention, treatment and care for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
European Union Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna, has emphasized that the European Union is confident that all African countries will deliver strong and sustainable input to the upcoming 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Two public entities and three private businesses have benefitted from a European Commission (EC) funding to promote green growth in Ghana under the SWITCH Africa Green Project. The beneficiaries were presented with their contracts at an award ceremony on 21 July, 2015 in Accra during a stakeholder meeting on the SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) Programme. They were selected following a Call for proposals published on the UNEP website last January 2015. Each entity received 250,000USD to implement various programmes in 24 months.
Working together in Ghana
Poorly nourished people are unable to carry out otherwise effective adaptation strategies, therefore this pilot action focused on increased adaptive capacity through resilient resource management and diversification of income-generating activities.
For candidate countries (Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) and potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo), the EU provides both financial and technical support.
- 27/08/15 - ASEM Senior Officials prepare Foreign Ministers' Meeting
Senior Officials from the 53 partners of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) are meeting on 10-11 September 2015 in Brussels to prepare for the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting that will take place next November in Luxembourg under the theme 'Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future' and which is to be chaired by High Representative Federica Mogherini.
- 27/08/15 - Press statement by President Donald Tusk after meeting with President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko
- 26/08/15 - EU support for the Western Balkans at 2015 Summit in Vienna
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 August 2015 The Summit will build on the progress made since the Berlin Summit in August last year, and will seek to further develop the co-operation between the 6 Western Balkans countries.
- 22/08/15 - Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn on the release of political prisoners in Belarus
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 August 2015 The release of Mykalai Statkevich, Mykalai Dziadok, Ihar Alinevich, Jury Rubtsov, Euheny Vaskovich and Artyom Prakapenka, is a long-sought step forward. They are now free. Former presidential candidate Mykalai Statkevich stands out in particular as an example of the tireless work and commitment of...