EU not taking eye off Democratic Republic of Congo

BRUSSELS, March 4 (UPI) -- Security challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo are far from over, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said Tuesday.

EU offers aid to back peace mission in CAR

BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs announced Friday new aid to support operations of a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.

EU offers grants to Central African nations

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The European Union said Tuesday it was offering more than $4 billion in grants to address development issues in central African nations.

EU funding AU peacekeeping management systems

BRUSSELS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- In announcing a $17.2 million support package, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said African development can't happen without security.

EU concerned by lingering violence in Myanmar

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- EU Commissioner for Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva said the European community was "extremely concerned" about ongoing violence in Myanmar.

Myanmar releases more political prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Myanmar released 69 prisoners, including an environmental protester and two grandchildren of a former junta leader, ahead of its year-end deadline to release all activists and political detainees.

Europe sees challenges ahead for Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Myanmar has made remarkable progress but there are many challenges ahead for the Asian country, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said.

EU distributes financial aid to Mali

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union is expressing its ongoing commitment to Mali with an $830 million assistance package, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Tuesday.

EU gives support to AU mission in Somalia

BRUSSELS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The European Union said Monday it was offering a peacekeeping mission in Somalia $163 million in assistance to help cover troop allowances.

EU, Ivory Coast combat illegal logging

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 14 (UPI) -- The European Union said it signed a voluntary partnership agreement with Ivory Coast to combat the problem of illegal logging.

Mali conference declared a success

BRUSSELS, May 21 (UPI) -- Last week's donor conference for Malian reconstruction exceeded expectations set by leading delegates, Malian and European leaders said Tuesday.

Royce: al-Qaida 'armed to the teeth'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Militants aligned with al-Qaida fighting in Mali and other parts of North Africa are "armed to the teeth," the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman said.

ICC aware of Malian abuses

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said she was alarmed by reports that Malian forces committed abuses in their fight against northern rebels.

EU to back West African energy security

BRUSSELS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The European Union's development commissioner said Ghana is a valued partner for the promotion of sustainable energy solutions in Africa.

EU, U.S. fund Yemeni transition

BRUSSELS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The European government said it was supporting political transition in Yemen through a package of measures meant to help address governmental challenges.
EU worried by African famine

EU worried by African famine

BRUSSELS, July 23 (UPI) -- Despite substantial financial commitment for drought and famine relief in the Horn of Africa, more work needs to be done, European leaders said.

Europe shows modest growth in renewables

BRUSSELS, April 16 (UPI) -- Investments in Europe's clean energy sector grew by a modest 4 percent in 2011, but it remained the globe's top destination for such dollars, a new report says.

Myanmar praised for settling ethnic issues

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Negotiated political settlements with ethnic groups in Myanmar are a "key ingredient" to long-term national stability, an EU official said.

EU, U.S. unity needed for Copenhagen

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States must work together in order to make a December climate-change conference a success, said Andris Piebalgs.

EU-U.S. Energy Council launched Wednesday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- An EU-U.S. Energy Council launched Wednesday in Washington provides a framework for bilateral dialogue on energy security and low-carbon technology.

Piebalgs says to act locally

BRUSSELS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Innovation and development in green energy technology gain momentum at the local and regional levels, writes EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

Piebalgs highlights green energy storage

BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The European Commission is funding several research projects examining the storage of renewable energy resources, the European energy commissioner said.

Nabucco safe, Piebalgs says

BRUSSELS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Russian plans to expand gas networks in Europe poses no direct threat to the $10.3 billion Nabucco pipeline, the European energy commissioner said.

Europe needs more than one pipeline

BRUSSELS, July 21 (UPI) -- Europe may need more than one alternate gas transport option if it hopes to provide sweeping energy security across the region, Nord Stream executives say.

Slovenia least prepared for gas crisis

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, July 21 (UPI) -- European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs singled out Slovenia as the least prepared for a natural gas crisis of all member states.
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