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Rwanda Higher Learning Institutions receive Rwf900 million from EU

Public Higher Learning Institutions are set to receive Rwf900 million from the European Union to enhance quality education in strategic fields, including food science and technology, environmental protection as well as safety and management. The funding will facilitate a review of the...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:55pm

EU announces Rwf10bn support to African refugees in Rwanda

European Union has announced a €10.3 million (Rwf10.4bn) support to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda that accommodates refugees evacuated from Libya. The centre, which is located in Gashora, in Bugesera District, currently accommodates close to 200 refugees from...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:59pm

EU slaps sanctions on six Russian companies over Crimea

The European Union has expanded the sanctions list associated with the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, as well as the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, the Official Journal of the European Union reported. According to the document, new sanctions will target AO Institute...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:04am

France: We won't allow Trump to destabilize Europe

Last April the French Government stated, that it was against engaging in negotiations on customs duties with Washington after the US announced that previously introduced aluminum and steel tariffs would be temporarily suspended for the EU countries. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:01pm

Trump vows to 'kill' US-UK trade deal if May goes forward with 'soft' Brexit

President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement. "If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:10am

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of African countries hosting Bashir

Sudan on Wednesday summoned the European Union (EU) envoy in Khartoum in protest against a EU statement criticizing African countries for failing to arrest and surrender Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The EU on Monday expressed regret that Djibouti and...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:21am

Carlos Lopes to lead African Union-EU trade talks

The African Union has appointed Carlos Lopes, a member of President Paul Kagame’s dream team in reforming the continental body and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as the high representative for the post-2020 negotiations with the European Union...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:59am

The decline and fall of Brexit

LONDON – In the beginning, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a plan: “Brexit means Brexit.” The idea was to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union so fast that voters would not realise they had been sold a bill of goods during the EU referendum campaign and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:07am

Merkel's cabinet conflict over asylum policy pacified on compromise with sister party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Monday night reached a compromise on their dispute over asylum policy. Seehofer, who offered to resign as interior minister Sunday night, told reporters that he would also stay in office as he and Merkel's party have...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:05pm

EU supports Libya Stabilization Fund with $8.13m

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday announced that the European Union (EU) has allocated 7 million euros (8.13 million U.S. dollars) to support the Libya Stabilization Fund. The mission said in a statement that the EU support was announced by the head of the EU delegation to Libya on...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:17am

EU hails Egypt's role in tackling illegal immigration

Fabrice Leggeri, executive director of European Border and Coast Guard Agency, on Wednesday praised Egypt's role to stop the flow of illegal immigration into Europe from Egyptian coasts. Leggeri, who is on a visit to Egypt, met with Ihab Fawzi, assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:20am

Confronting the migrant threat to the EU

MADRID – The European Union loves giving itself ultimatums, whether it is the two-year deadline for Brexit negotiations or European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s declaration, upon taking office, that his was a “last-chance commission.” Unfortunately, European...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:30pm

EU officially asks for exemptions from Iran sanctions

The EU is urging the Trump administration to exempt European companies from sanctions on Iran, as fears grow over the fallout of the US abandoning the international nuclear deal with Tehran. Ministers from Germany, the UK and France, along with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, have...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:41am

President Kagame in Belgium for European Development Days meet

President Paul Kagame is in Belgium to attend the 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), which starts today in the Belgian capital, Brussels; according to a statement from his office. Leading up to the meeting President today held meetings with EU leaders including Jean-Claude...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:20am

US hits EU, Mexico and Canada with steel, aluminium tariffs

The United States has said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, ending a two-month exemption and potentially setting the stage for a trade war with some of the country's top allies. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:34am

Trump looks prepared to kick off a trade war with EU

The Trump administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, according to a new report, after talks regarding an alternative remedy failed to produce an alternative deal. The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs could be announced as early as...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:14am

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