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EU supports South Africa to boost job creation, small business development and improved governance with €62 million

Today the European Union has announced a package of up to €150 million to support the revitalisation of the Lebanese economy as part of its longstanding commitment to the economic development of Lebanon. This support could generate up to €1.5 billion loans for Lebanon until 2020, on condition that the country's financial institutions identify and propose projects that are bankable and adopt relevant reforms. This package includes up to €50 million in grants funding that could be mobilised in each of the coming three years (2018-2020) to provide technical assistance and ensure a sufficient level of concessionality of loans. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said: "The European Union has always been on the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese people. A strong and resilient Lebanon is in our collective interest, in the interest of the entire region. [...] With this new package, the European Union reconfirms its support to the Lebanese economy, […] and encourages the Government to pursue the path of structural reforms it has started to undertake."

Chaque année, à l'occasion de la Fête de l'Europe, célébrée le 9 mai en commémoration de la Déclaration Schuman, acte de naissance de l'Union européenne, la Délégation de l'Union européenne en Côte d'Ivoire organise une Semaine de l'Europe dans le pays. Cette semaine comporte plusieurs événements culturels, économiques, et axés sur la coopération entre la Côte d'Ivoire et l'Union européenne destinés à illustrer la culture, les valeurs et les réalisations de l'Union européenne en Côte d'Ivoire.

Ahead of a new demonstration planned today in Gaza along the border with Israel, the EU has called for restraint from both sides to avoid renewed violence. 21 Palestinians have died in clashes since 30 March

The Council has added one person and 21 entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), transposing into EU law sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council (UNSC) Committee established by UNSC resolution 1718 (2006). These restrictive measures consists of a travel ban and an asset freeze for individuals and an asset freeze for entities. It has also transposed the asset freeze targeting 15 vessels, the port entry ban on 25 vessels and the de-flagging of 12 vessels.

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L'Instrument Européen pour la Démocratie et les Droits de l'Homme (IEDDH) finance au Mali, à hauteur de 473 000 EUR (soit plus de 310 millions de F CFA), le Programme d’Appui à la Protection des enfants et des jeunes victimes des pires formes de travail (PAPEJ), mis en œuvre par l'ONG malienne AMAPROS dans les régions de Ségou et Koulikouro.

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