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The East African Community member states (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi) negotiated as a bloc an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) since 2007, when they decided to break out of the Eastern Southern Africa EPA configuration. In November 2007, they agreed on an interim EPA ("Framework EPA" or "FEPA"), but in June 2010 both parties agreed to continue negotiations for a full (comprehensive) EPA.

On 23 February 2017, Marjaana Sall, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles undertook a site visit to La Digue in the context of the "Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project". She was accompanied by the Principal Secretary, Energy and Climate Change Department from the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

The European Commission and the Government of Iraq have signed today a financing agreement of 10 million Euros to support the implementation of the 'Breaking the cycle of sectarian violence in Iraq' programme.

European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen has outlined the strides needed to boost EU-Philippine trade further during a business luncheon “Philippine economy: Is change coming?” before the members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines held today (2 March 2017) in Makati.

The Head of Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Mauritius, Marjaana Sall, was invited by the Mauritius Institute of Directors to be part of a high-level panel to provide the EU perspective during the Conference 'Initiative for gender diversity in leadership" on 28 February 2017.

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 2 March 2017 Ahead of the European Council meeting next week, the Commission and the High Representative/Vice-President are reporting for the third time on the progress made under the Migration Partnership Framework and presenting the first steps taken to implement actions along the Central...

On the 60th anniversary of the EU and in preparations for the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017, the European Commission presented on 1 March its White Paper on the future of Europe: Avenues for unity for the EU at 27.


В преддверии 60-летия Европейского Союза и в рамках подготовки саммита в Риме 25 марта 2017 года Европейская Комиссия представила 1 марта свой доклад о будущем Европы "Белая книга о будущем Европы: Пути сохранения единства в рамках Союза 27 стран".


Friends, colleagues,

I would like to thank the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines for organising this event, which is taking place under the banner of the EU-Philippines Business Network. I look forward to hearing our distinguished speakers in a moment. Before we turn to our panel discussion, please allow me to provide my vision of the changes happening in the Philippine economy.