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EU to Strengthen Cooperation on Migration with African Partners by EUR 1.8 B Fund

The EU is to strengthen cooperation on migration and economic development with African partners by allocating EUR 1.8 B to the Union's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

This is expected to happen at the international summit on migration, which is taking place in Valletta on Wednesday and Thursday.

EU Commissioner Georgieva Urges Bulgaria to Improve Disaster Prevention

Bulgaria should work harder on preventive measures to avoid natural disasters, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

In a statement issued for the anniversary of floods which last year hit the northwestern town of Mizia on August 2, Georgieva has warned that climate changes will bring about more and more disasters.

World Day Against Child Labor (June 12): Let them play!

On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor on Friday, June 12, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Emplo

EU pledges 140 mn euros for Ebola-hit West Africa

The European Union on Friday announced 140 million euros ($183 million) in funds to fight the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, a sharp increase over its previous aid as the outbreak worsens.
The commission said the aid was necessary to boost measures to stop the "worst ever outbreak of the epidemic" from ravaging Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

Bulgaria's Georgieva to Be Appointed EU Budget Commissioner - Report

Kristalina Georgieva, outgoing EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is likely to be appointed Budget Commissioner in the next EC panel, according to sources close to the matter.

Citing Bulgarian sources speaking on condition of anonymity, news portal Euractiv suggests that Georgieva will be awarded the budget portfolio.