Niamey, le 1er Septembre 2016. Mme Kirsi Henriksson, une diplomate chevronnée de la Finlande, est nommée Chef de la mission de l’Union européenne, EUCAP Sahel Niger. Elle prendra fonction ce 1er septembre 2016, en remplacement de M. Filip de Ceuninck qui avait occupé ce poste depuis 2013.
On 30 August 2016, Vincenzo Tagliaferri, a senior police officer from Italy, was appointed head of the EU civil mission in Libya, EUBAM Libya. He will take up his duties on 1 September 2016. He takes over from Antti Juhani Hartikainen.
Innovating Jogja, an open competition designed to encourage business innovation, supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and the European Union (EU), has selected 37 participants to take part in a special "Boot Camp". The successful individuals were chosen on the basis of the concepts, products and services they put forward to improve the batik, leather and handicrafts industries in the region, as well for their ICT ideas (information and communication technology) ideas relevant to those industries.