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Op-ED by EU Ambassador Stefano A. DEJAK published on the Daily Nation on 8 May 2018

The European Union was glad to support the first ever 2018 Lusaka Arts Festival in May, and especially the EU Variety Show which took place on the 5th of May as a closure ceremony of the week. This event was part of our activities of the #EuropeMonth  in Zambia.

The European Union and COMESA invest together 13.5 million EUR to support small scale cross-border traders in the region


On the 8th May 2018, the European Union (EU) and COMESA officially launched the COMESA Cross-Border Trade initiative at the Mwami/Mchinji border post.  This is a new regional programme worth EUR 13.5 million (around ZMW 160 million) to facilitate small-scale trade flows across the borders in the region.

On 8 and 9 of May, the Macau Tower was illuminated in blue as part of the EU Day celebrations organised by the EU Office and the Global Tourism Economy Forum. The illumination ceremony was attend by the Acting Chief Executive and was followed by a dinner.

El martes 8 de mayo en la sede de la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Uruguay se celebró el Día de Europa. Asistieron a la recepción Ministros y otras altas autoridades del gobierno nacional y los departamentales, senadores y diputados, el cuerpo diplomático, y representantes del sector privado y la sociedad civil uruguaya.


Europe Day was celebrated at the headquarters of the Delegation of the European Union in Uruguay on Tuesday 8 May. Ministers and other high authorities of the national and local governments attended the reception, as well as Senators, Deputies, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of the Uruguayan private sector and civil society.


Suva, Fiji 09 May 2018 – Following the eruption of the Ambae volcano, in the northern part of Vanuatu, the European Union is providing €120 000 (VUV 15988 416) to channel emergency assistance to the affected communities. The aid will directly benefit up to 5 000 people in some of the worst-hit areas in southern and eastern parts of Ambae Island, including Santo, Maewo, and Pentecost.