Delegation to Swaziland
11/08/2015 - EU provides E200 million to support access to clean water for rural communites in Swaziland
On 10 August 2015, the European and the Government of Swaziland launched an EU-funded water project for which the EU will provide 15 million Euros (approx. SZL 205 million) to support the provision of potable water in the rural communities of Siphofaneni, Somntongo and Matsanjeni in the Lubombo and Shiselweni regions of Swaziland both of which have serious water shortages and are in need of such intervention. The project, once completed, will benefit around 61 000 Swazis.
21/07/2015 - 28 attend two-day EU visibility workshop
On 7 and 16 July 2015, punto.sud in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Swaziland organized a training workshop, split into two days, on communication and visibility for EU-funded actions in Swaziland. Each day of the workshop was attended by a different set of participants.
The workshop, attended by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Non-State Actors (NSAs) involved in the implementation of EU-funded projects in Swaziland, was aimed at helping these organizations to enhance their communication and EU visibility efforts as they implement the EU-funded actions.
09/07/2015 - EU, Government of Swaziland sign 11th EDF
On 6 July 2015, the Delegation of the European Union to Swaziland and the Government of Swaziland signed the first Financing Agreement whereby the EU will provide up to 62 million Euros (approx. 800 million SZL) to support horticulture and social protection in Swaziland. This support is under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) which runs from 2015 to 2020. Signing for the Government of Swaziland was the Prime Minister, Sibusiso Dlamini, whilst EU Ambassador to the Kingdom, Nicola Bellomo, signed on behalf of the EU.
Working together in Swaziland
Helping to guarantee the respect of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic processes in Swazi society by promoting political participation and representation of women in decision-making processes.
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...