European Commission President Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. He presented a Roadmap for a More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union, and said the EU should look at its internal processes to become a stronger foreign policy actor.
The selection of participants for the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit and the subsequent EU-AU Youth Plug-In Initiative is currently ongoing. We have received 7511 eligible applications from more than 80 countries on both continents including diaspora.
On Europe Day, 9 May 2017, the European Union launched a re-edition of the book "Legends of Liberia". Since the copy Number 1 was offered symbolically to H.E. President Johnson Sirleaf, this book sponsored by the European Development Fund and illustrated for the first time, has been on a journey across the nation.
The Co-Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Sarah Toe has described elections magistrates as largely the first hand election authorities in the fifteen counties with the responsibilities to deal and investigate any elections related complaints brought before the Commission.
On November 29-30, African and European Heads of State will meet in Abidjan for the 5th AU-EU Summit to discuss the priorities for the partnership between the two continents for the years to come. The overarching theme will be “Investing in Youth” and ensuring an active and meaningful inclusion of young people in the run-up and at the Summit is a given.
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society, indigenous and tribal peoples, and private sector organizations in countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the European Union. Grants up to USD 110 000 are available through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries.