EU seeks partnership with Nigeria on technology development, transfers
The European Union (EU) is seeking partnership with Nigeria to ensure that they develop and effectively exchange technologies.
EU, UNODC to sponsor movie on drug abuse in Nigeria
The European Union (EU), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are supporting the production of a movie on the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria.
EU cautiously welcomes Trump tariff exemption
EU leaders cautiously welcomed a US decision to grant Europe a last-minute exemption from punishing metals tariffs, but remained wary of potential conditions set by President Donald Trump. In the US capital, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate panel that Trump had authorised a "pause" in the controversial tariffs while talks are under…
EU aims to tax internet giants at 'two to six percent
The EU will soon unveil a plan for taxing major internet companies like Amazon and Facebook by imposing a levy of two to six percent on revenues in every country where they operate, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. "The range will be from two to six percent; but closer to two than…
EU earmarks €150m to boost electricity supply in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) has committed €150 million to boost electricity supply in Nigeria with a focus on green and renewable energy.
EU to get power to punish during Brexit transition
The European Union will be able to punish Britain for breaking the rules of its post-Brexit transition period under plans agreed by Brussels on Tuesday, EU sources said. Under plans for the 21-month transition after Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, London must abide by all EU laws without having any decision-making power,…
Taking campaign against smuggling of migrants to grassroots
Between January and September 2016, data obtained from the European Union (EU) indicated that daily, an average of 83 Nigerians make the illegal journey from the country to Europe, passing through the Mediterranean Sea. This daily figure was arrived at from the 22, 500 illegal migrants from the country that the EU said crossed the…
Mahmoud Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem
The European Union (EU) assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc’s latest rejection of United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, Abbas repeated his call for…
EU, others stake over €1m to enhance participation in global trade
The European Union is contributing EUR 1 million (over CHF 1.2 million) to improve the trading capacity of developing countries and to help them play a more active role in trade negotiations.
African farmers may lose 70 % of livelihoods by 2030, says EU
European Union, EU, has estimated that 70 per cent of population of Africa could be vulnerable to droughts and other climatic risks that would affect livelihoods of farmers and herdsmen in the continent by 2030. Representative of EU Delegation, Pietro Nardi gave this at Regional Steering Committee Meeting of Great Green Wall for Sahara and…