African and European leaders, gathered in Abidjan for the 5th AU/EU Summit, discussed the terrible media reports on inhuman treatment of African migrants and refugees by criminal groups. They condemned in the strongest terms any such criminal acts and expressed their firm resolve to work together for an immediate end of these criminal practices and to ensure the well-being of the migrants and refugees. They also agreed to widely communicate to the youth about the dangers of such hazardous journeys and against the trafficking networks.
Euronews recently met up with the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, at the MED – Mediterranean Dialogues conference – in Rome. An initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, the event aims at drafting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean.
Considering the need and in accordance with the commitment of Government of India, NITI Aayog along with the EU Delegation to India has prepared the Strategy on Resource Efficiency which includes an action plan for promoting resource efficiency in India. The document is developed with the recommendations from the Indian Resource Efficiency Programme (IREP), launched by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Indian Resource Panel (InRP) in April 2017. The work on Resource Efficiency Strategy and proposed plan of action (core and medium term) will be supported for its implementation by the European Union (EU) funded Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) led by GIZ in the consortium with TERI, CII and Adelphi. NITI Aayog has provided key support in positioning this document for public consultation, and charting the way forward.