European Commission introduces new ‘Solidarity Corps’

European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'

  The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the ‘European Solidarity Corps.’ Critics say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels. “I lived in Malaga for 10 months, for free. That’s super,” laughs Vincent Somers of Belgium. Of course he More...

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EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements

EU foreign ministers confirmed the bloc’s position that goods coming from occupied territories can not be labeled ‘Made in Israel.’ Israel has accused the EU of discrimination. EU Ministers have More...

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015

During 2015 MSF teams provided just under 100,000 medical consultations on three search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean, in Greece, Italy, throughout the Balkans and we are now working in northern France. More...

In eastern Ukraine, water shortage puts babies and mothers at risk
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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In eastern Ukraine, water shortage puts babies and mothers at risk

After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, up to 1.3 million children and adults are facing a serious water crisis, due to damaged or destroyed water lines and acute water shortages. At the maternity hospital More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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EU support to West Africa reaches €1.1 billion

Summary: 6 July 2015, Brussels – Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations More...

Launch of Global Coalition "Unite for Heritage" in Bonn
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Launch of Global Coalition “Unite for Heritage” in Bonn

Bonn, 29 June—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today launched the Global Coalition, Unite for Heritage, during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. The coalition More...

A first glimpse into the new EU Gender Action Plan
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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A first glimpse into the new EU Gender Action Plan

With the expiry of the European Union’s Gender Action Plan six months away, the drafting of a new framework to replace it is “almost finalized,” EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development More...

By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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In eastern Ukraine, mobile psychologists bring relief to children

  The children who came out of Debaltseve’s bomb shelters had changed. “We thought they wouldn’t recover for a long time – if ever,” says Zoya Ovcharenko, headmistress of the town’s only operating More...

EU draws fire for failing to set date for 0.7% aid target
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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EU draws fire for failing to set date for 0.7% aid target

The EU has come under fire for failing to set a deadline for its own financial commitments to aid, a move that activists say could threaten wider talks on funding an ambitious development agenda. A critical funding More...

Greece draws on IMF emergency fund to repay debt
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Greece draws on IMF emergency fund to repay debt

Symbolbild Griechenland Schuldenkrise Zentralbank in Athen Athens has been forced to tap into an emergency account with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make a multi-million-euro debt payment, highlighting More...


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