Today, the Commission is announcing an initial €83 million in humanitarian aid to support the people affected by Russia's war against Ukraine in 2024.
Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Digitalisation Dumitru Alaiba have yesterday afternoon signed an association agreement for the Digital Europe Programme with Moldova.
Joint statement by President von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice-President Borrell on the death of Alexei Navalny
We are shocked and grieved by today's reports about the death of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Our thoughts are with his wife Yulia Navalnaya, his family and with all those in Russia and beyond who believe in a democratic and peaceful future for Russia.
The news of Alexei Navalny death is horrible, but it also shows that Putin fears nothing more than the dissent from his own people. Putin and his friends fear nothing more than people that stand up, that speak up. That fight for freedom and that fight against corruption.
After almost two years of Russia's full scale invasion of Ukraine, an updated joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA3) released today by the Government of Ukraine, the World Bank Group, the European Commission, and the United Nations currently estimates that as of 31 December 2023...
Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine meets in expanded format, to advance Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction
The Steering Committee of the Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine met today for the first time in expanded format with new members and observers, to discuss Ukraine’s budget needs for 2024...
Today, the Commission is allocating an additional €5.5 million in humanitarian aid to support the Armenians displaced from the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Commission signs €400 million agreement with Türkiye to support its recovery after the 2023 earthquakes
Today, the Commission signed an agreement with Türkiye on a €400 million grant from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to finance post-disaster recovery operations after the devastating earthquakes that hit the country in early 2023.
Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the need for unwavering EU support for Ukraine, after two years of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine
President Metsola, Honourable Members, In any fight, it is always the side fighting for something that has a higher power on its side. It is the one who believes in what they are fighting for that will sacrifice and do what it takes to prevail.
Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the European Council meetings
Much of the attention around the special European Council has focused indeed on our EUR 50 billion Ukraine Facility – and rightly so. We are providing Ukraine not only with the funding to keep the economy running, but also with the strong predictability for the next four years.
The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached today between the European Parliament and the Council on a Regulation to set up a Ukraine Facility, proposed by the Commission in June 2023. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said...
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Borrell, Commissioner Lenarčič and Commissioner Várhelyi on the 1st anniversary of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
On the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria, killing thousands of people and affecting the livelihoods of millions, the EU continues to stand in solidarity with the affected people in both countries and reaffirms its commitment ...
The European Commission and IFC have just signed a guarantee agreement to support investments that will help drive an inclusive and sustainable reconstruction in Ukraine. Through the agreement the European Union will provide up to €90 million in financial guarantees to support investments in Ukraine
At yesterday's special meeting of the European Council, EU Leaders reached a breakthrough and agreed on the Commission's proposal to provide Ukraine with regular and predictable financial support between now and 2027.
EU, IOM Senior Officials in Brussels for Tenth Strategic Cooperation Meeting on Migration and Displacement
Brussels – Senior Officials from the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) met in Brussels today (2/02) for the tenth annual meeting under the EU-IOM strategic cooperation framework to discuss continuing cooperation on pressing EU and global migration...
EU provides €26 million in humanitarian aid to support refugees and people affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye
Today, the Commission is announcing €26 million in humanitarian aid to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Türkiye.
Over 140 000 tonnes of life-saving and critical supplies sent to Ukraine via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
Today, the Commission reached a new milestone as the amount of in-kind assistance delivered to Ukraine now stands at over 140,000 tonnes, making this the largest ever operation supported by the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre.
Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the special meeting of the European Council of 1 February 2024
Today is a very special day. The European Council re-confirmed Europe's unwavering commitment to stand with Ukraine. We all know that Ukraine is fighting for us. So we will support them with the necessary funding and provide them with the much-needed predictability they deserve.
The European Commission welcomes the historic agreement of the European Council to for the first ever revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework's ceilings. The Council's agreement confirms all priorities of the Commission's proposal and covers 80% of the requested financing.
The Commission has today proposed to renew the suspension of import duties and quotas on Ukrainian exports to the EU for another year, while reinforcing protection for sensitive EU agricultural products.