Delegation to the Philippines
23/11/2015 - EU provides additional €300 000 to support those affected by Typhoon Lando [200 KB]
Manila, November 23rd, 2015 - The European Commission is providing an additional €300,000 to fund humanitarian assistance to those most affected by Typhoon Lando, known internationally as Typhoon Koppu, which hit the Philippines on 18th October. This funding will directly benefit thousands of small land-holders, farm tenants and daily agricultural labourers in Nueva Ecija, by providing them with cash transfers to support their immediate needs and provide them with income generating activities until agricultural farms in the area are rehabilitated.
12/11/2015 - EU Project Wins UN Award for Green Buildings [126 KB]
On October 30, 2015, the Zero Carbon Resorts Project funded by the EU SWITCH programme won the 2015 Global Human Settlements Award in the Planning and Design category. The Award is an annual prize encouraging cities, enterprises and individuals willing to make a contribution to green human settlements and sustainable cities.
Working together with the Philippines
The Trade Related Technical Assistance Programme (TRTA) is a development project which uses trade as a tool to pursue economic growth and reduce poverty incidence.
- 27/11/15 - Foreign Affairs Council, 27/11/2015 - Main results
- 24/11/15 - Q&A: International Day for the elimination of Violence against women
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 November 2015 What do Europeans think about violence against women? Over half of respondents to a Eurobarometer published earlier this year (59%) think that violence against women is the gender equality issue that should be dealt with most urgently.
- 24/11/15 - Joint Statement ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
- 23/11/15 - New EU funding for Palestine refugees and vulnerable Palestinian families through United Nations Relief and Works Agency
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 November 2015 The EU provides additional €10 million in support to UNRWA to keep schools open and to maintain core services for Palestinian refugees. Furthermore, Austria and Portugal provide €1.525 million through PEGASE in support to vulnerable Palestinian families.