Largest ever European Investment Bank engagement in Africa since 1965. Direct support for 59 private sector and sustainable development projects 20 African countries.
Orgalim, Brussels, 4 February 2019.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, today launches an online series on remarkable historical women in the arts & sciences, in close collaboration with Europeana. Once a week, from mid-January until International Women’s Day in the first week of March, Europeana will publish the story of an extraordinary historical European woman.
Modern communications technology means one can find anything, anywhere around the world, on the internet and via mobile phones. But people still live in communities and need information that is relevant to them.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabit per second. The measure will contribute to reducing the digital divide while limiting distortions of competition.
As outlined in the 2018 State of the Union, Europe is revising its approach to Africa. This follows on from a revision of the Neighbourhood policy, which stated that support for the digital economy need to be stepped up, in order to harmonise the digital environments between the EU and its neighbours. The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put our relationship with the Southern Mediterranean on a new footing. A number of initiatives put in place by the Commission to foster greater cross-Mediterranean connectivity for data will be discussed at this event.