Delegation to the Philippines
30/10/2014 - European Higher Education Fair 2014 to be the biggest ever [315 KB]
The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with the EU Member States' Embassies and Cultural Institutes, and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, is delighted to bring you the “European Higher Education Fair Philippines 2014: Expanding Horizons” on 15 November 2014 at InterContinental Hotel in Makati.The enthusiasm that surrounded the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) in previous years has led to a growing number of European Higher Education Institutions participating reaching a total of 43 this year from 24 in 2012 and 34 in 2013. Twelve European countries will be partaking in the Fair, with Belgium and Denmark joining for the first time. The Fair is aiming to attract at least 2,000 Filipino students, professors, and academics.
28/10/2014 - THE EU AND PCCI MAKE A PUSH FOR LESS RED TAPE AND THE STREAMLINING OF IMPORT AND EXPORT PROCEDURES [89 KB]
A fast adoption of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Philippines Customs Modernisation and Tariff Act could reduce trading costs by as much as 15% and help solve some of the container back-logs in the port of Manila.
For this reason, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry are organising a forum on "Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernisation: making better use of trade and Agreements" on 23 October at the Manila Hotel.
Senator Juan Edgardo Angara and Congressman Romero Federico Quimbo, Undersecretary Laura del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla will discuss how the Philippines can take more advantage of its trade relationships.
21/10/2014 - EU Ambassador lauds fishing communities’ sustainable rehabilitation efforts [247 KB]
Leyte, 21 October 2014–Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the European Union (EU) has lauded the fisherfolks of Abuyog, commending them for their remarkable resilience, particularly in playing their part in community-based rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), during a field visit to the typhoon-ravaged community today.
Ambassador Ledoux was joined by Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, Jr., FAO Representative to the Philippines José Luis Fernandez and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Director Juan Albaladejo in his visit to this municipality.
"It is rewarding to see how the fisherfolks have become more empowered one year after Typhoon Haiyan. I hope that the local communities sustain the hardwork and collaboration to ensure that Abuyog will become more self-reliant. Recovery is, indeed, possible when combined efforts are focused on a common objective," Ambassador Ledoux said.
Working together with the Philippines
The Republic of the Philippines passed the Republic Act (RA) 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004. The Act, despite being landmark legislation, has not been able to fully offer protection to women and their children.
30/10/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on ISIL atrocities in Iraq [488 KB]
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- 29/10/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on early local elections in Eastern Ukraine [425 KB]
- 29/10/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on allegations of corruption involving EULEX Kosovo [467 KB]