Mr Augusto Gonzales, Advisor, and Mr Ugo Celestino, Policy Officer from the EU Satellite Navigation Programmes Directorate of the European Commission, presented the Galileo and EGNOS satellite navigation and Copernicus earth observation programmes, developed by the European Union, to representatives of UAE Authorities (Space Agency, the Land, Maritime and Civil Aviation, Ministry of Economy, the TLC Regulator), and to the local business community.
Priority sectors for Myanmar are agri-food processing, manufacturing, plastics, and waste management.
On 15 January 2019, the EU Delegation and the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University will jointly host an event to present EU’s long-term climate strategy and also discuss the experience of EU and China in developing long-term strategies.
The European Security and Defence College is led by the EU Member States. They provide within their meeting format (‘Steering Committee’) political and strategic guidance (‘decision making body’). The Executive Academic Board is the forum in which the training institutes can meet, discuss and implement the academic programme. This Board can meet in different project-focused configurations. One of these configuration, the EAB.CYBER, will deal exclusively with the tasks given to the Cyber ETEE platform.
With 60% of the oceans relying outside nations jurisdiction, ensuring good governance at sea and securing the maritime domain becomes a challenge for every international actor. With a revised Action Plan and a Maritime Security Strategy under the umbrella of the Global Strategy, the EU has been working closely with international partners towards a safer maritime environment and a sustainable use of its resources.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.
EU best practices on renewables to be showcased at Ukraine renewables investment forum.
The Government of Mauritius and the European Union held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change to discuss how to bring their partnership in climate change to the next level. Participants from various ministries, the private sector and the civil society attended the event. The European Union also announced a new support of EUR 3 million to strengthen research and innovation capacities in agriculture to face the challenges of climate change.
The 6th meeting of the European Union-Belarus Coordination Group took place in Brussels on 12-13 December 2018. Parties discussed cooperation issues in the fields of customs, trade, energy and environment.
The 15th meeting of the Joint Committee between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held in Seoul on Thursday 13 December 2018. The parties covered political, economic relations and trade, and security cooperation and discussed issues related the multilateral system, the environment, labour rights, the “Connecting Europe to Asia” strategy, transports and digital matters (including the GDPR).
During his visit to China, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr. Neven Mimica witnessed the signature event to launch the EU-funded project “China Green Cities Development Fund” (CGCDF) that will be implemented by KfW. The Vice-Minister of Finance of China Ms. Zou Jiayi also attended the event.
On 14 November, Cornel Feruta, Chief Coordinator of the Director-General’s Office of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), briefed the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) on the areas of cooperation between the IAEA and the EU. He also had a meeting with the Secretary General of the EEAS, Helga Schmid, who reiterated EU’s strong support to the IAEA’s overall work on non-proliferation, nuclear energy, nuclear safety, nuclear security, and technical cooperation as well as to the impartial and independent manner in which the IAEA conducts its work.