22/01/2020 – HR/VP blog – The inauguration of Joe Biden opens a welcome new chapter in EU-US relations. As President Biden has signalled, there is much to repair and rebuild, both at home and abroad. But this is above all a moment of opportunity. We as EU are ready to revive our partnership, which is so important at a time of tumultuous global change.
In January 2021, the European Union is financing the organisation of a training course which aims at preventing violent extremism and terrorism in Kenya. The training, which will take place in a virtual format over four days, targets both law enforcement officers and representatives of non-governmental organisations, working with individuals who may consider to join a criminal or terrorist organisation. The training course is delivered by the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), based in Malta.
MOGADISHU – The launching ceremony of the European Union funded project Resilient Fisheries and Livestock Value Chain for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth (RAAISE) took place this morning at the Decale Hotel in Mogadishu. The €14.7 million project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the Ministry of Livestock Forestry and Range.
15/01/2021 – HR/VP Blog – For more than two months, conflict has been raging in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The situation is desperate for the local population and the conflict is unsettling dynamics both within Ethiopia and the whole region. I have passed a clear message to the Ethiopian leadership: we are ready to help, but unless there is access for humanitarian aid operators, the EU cannot disburse the planned budget support to the Ethiopian government.