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EU-Israel row over confrontation with diplomat

23.09.13 @ 09:28

Israel has denounced EU reaction over a confrontation between European Union diplomats delivering humanitarian aid to Palestinians and Israeli soldiers sent to stop them. A statement released by the Israeli foreign ...

Charities blame 'lack of political will' for EU aid cuts

04.04.13 @ 09:29

The EU's economic crisis took the blame after figures published Wednesday (3 April) revealed that aid to the world's poorest countries fell for the second year in a row. The statistics released by the Organisation for ...

Burma President in Brussels to lobby against sanctions

05.03.13 @ 09:20

Burma’s president Thein Sein is in Brussels on Tuesday (5 March) to convince EU leaders to drop sanctions despite allegations of ongoing human rights violations and escalating sectarian violence. The EU suspended ...

Third world aid could be EU budget victim

29.11.12 @ 08:23

Development aid could be the major casualty from EU budget talks, with the European Commission and Parliament fearing that planned spending cuts of 13 percent would leave the EU unable to fulfil promises on aid and the ...

Budget cuts jeopardize EU aid projects, humanitarian agencies say

16.11.12 @ 09:46

EU policies in development and humanitarian aid risks having their budget slashed over the next seven years, say humanitarian agencies. The proposed cuts would present the single largest drop in funds "ever seen in ...

AgendaThis WEEK: bank union to dominate EU summit

13.10.12 @ 08:02

EU leaders will descend on Brussels on Thursday (19 October) for a summit expected to be dominated by talks on the proposed EU banking union, as well as the growth and jobs pact agreed at the June summit. In September, ...

Mixed record on EU donor aid transparency

02.10.12 @ 17:54

A donor aid transparency index paints a mixed picture on how the European Commission disperses its aid funds outside the EU. The study, published on Monday (1 October), by the London-based Publish What You Fund campaign ...

OpinionMercury treaty: High time for action on health

05.07.12 @ 17:38

Mercury is an ancient metal rich in history, cloaked with mystery and power. It is liquid metal at room temperature, with an almost mystical silver hue, and was known to the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Hindus. ...

VideoWorld Bank: babies worst hit by high food prices

24.05.12 @ 09:44

Higher global food prices are hindering attempts to reach UN targets for proper nutrition and lower infant and mother mortality rates. Jos Verbeek - the author of a World Bank study on the problem - tells EUobserver how ...

NGOs highlight Israeli destruction of EU-funded projects

14.05.12 @ 09:29

NGOs have highlighted Israel's ongoing campaign to ethnically cleanse occupied territories as EU ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the problem. Data compiled by the European Commission, the UN and local activists ...

VideoMEPs consider how to further pressure Syria's leader

08.12.11 @ 12:17

The EU recently extended its sanctions on Syria but with the crackdown against protesters continuing, MEPs have been asking Syrian opposition groups what more can be done to pressurise President Bashar Al Assad. ...

InvestigationCongo fatigue: EU funding in the heart of Africa

01.11.11 @ 09:02

Pastor Jean Tshibuabua stares bleakly into his coffee and considers the future of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is early morning but already the cacophony of battered minibuses plying Kinshasa’s clogged and ...

VideoNormality is coming back to Libya

07.09.11 @ 08:46

The Transitional National Council has made it clear that it does not want a circus of international community moving around Libya offering solutions to their problems in post- Gadaffi Libya, managing director for the ...