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.
Renewables overtake coal in supplying EU electricity
A new analysis by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende shows that the European Union generated more electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass than coal...
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…
European Union, World Bank earmark N60b for resettlement projects in Borno
The European Union and World Bank have earmarked N60 billion to execute rehabilitation, resettlement and livelihoods projects by FAO and eight other implementing partners in Borno State.
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…
Without inclusive growth and opportunities, separatist agitations will continue
The European Union has expressed concerns about growing separatist agitations in the country, saying the body was interested in finding a peaceful avenue for a sustainable solution, so that the country can remain united.
EU to enhance SMEs growth in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) says it will enhance Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria through forging of linkages and partnerships with business innovators.
No Brexit breakthrough coming at summit - EU's Tusk
Leaders of the other 27 EU members meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday are set to postpone until at least December a decision on whether enough progress has been made in talks to move on to discussing Britain and the EU's future relationship.