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EU Statements following the UK Referendum

27/06/2016 - EU Statements following the UK Referendum

Following the UK Referendum the European Union made the following Statements.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom.

Joint Statement by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mark Rutte, Holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, on the outcome of the United Kingdom Referendum.

Press Release: European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Provide Water, Sanitation, and Agricultural Support to 65,000 Drought-hit People in Papua New Guinea

10/06/2016 - Press Release: European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Provide Water, Sanitation, and Agricultural Support to 65,000 Drought-hit People in Papua New Guinea

The European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today a clean water supply point in the drought-hit provinces of Papua New Guinea (PNG) as part of their joint programme. The EU-IOM response focuses on provision of clean drinking water, health hygiene promotion, and agriculture recovery support to 65,000 people in Hela, Enga, Jiwaka and Simbu provinces. 

Press Release: European Union supports Papua New Guinea's El Niño recovery efforts

02/06/2016 - Press Release: European Union supports Papua New Guinea's El Niño recovery efforts pdf - 446 KB [446 KB]

The European Union announced the support of EUR 5 million to Papua New Guinea's (PNG) commitments to address the El Niño impact. The EU support package includes € 2 million in humanitarian aid funding to provide emergency support to drought-affected families in in the hardest-hit districts of Western, Hela, Enga and Chimbu provinces. The aid will be channelled through the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). While the remaining € 3 million allocation is part of a €14.5 million support announced by Commissioner Mimica for the Pacific to strengthen food security and build resilience in the most exposed countries, namely Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Marshal Islands, Micronesia and Palau.

 

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Papua New Guinea Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP)- EU contribution to the Cocoa Component

Papua New Guinea Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP)- EU contribution to the Cocoa Component

Cocoa is a major cash crop which provides critical income to a large proportion of rural households in East New Britain and Bougainville. However, since 2006 the outbreak of the cocoa pod borer disease has decimated harvests and jeopardised the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers in both provinces. After the arrival of the insect pest, East New Britain alone saw an 80 % drop of its cocoa production between 2008 and 2012. The PPAP aims to improve the quality of the cocoa production and restore the production to pre-outbreak levels and thus increase the income of smallholder farmers.

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