Libya Floods

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Libya Floods: 6,000 Died, Others Missing, EU Sends Assistance

The European Union is to provide disaster response equipment and humanitarian funding to Libya, the European Commission said. The aid from Germany, Romania and Finland consists of “tents, field beds and blankets, 80 generators, food items, as well as hospital tents and water tanks”, the EU said. EU crisis management commission Janez Lenarcic said the bloc had also released an initial 500,000 euros ($535,000) in emergency funding.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 - 05:26 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: EU, Libya Floods, International, Thousands died, Assistance

Courtesy: Al Jazeera

The World Bank

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World Bank Announces $530 Million Additional Aid To Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

The World Bank has announced to provide an additional aid of $530 million to Ukraine amid the ongoing war against Russia. The World Bank also stated that United Kingdom’s contribution to the addition aid is $500 million, and Kingdom of Denmark’s contribution is $30 million. With this, the total aid provided by World Bank to Ukraine is $13 billion. Of which, $11 billion has been fully disbursed. 

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 04:08 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Ukraine, Russia, World Bank, Financial Aid, EU

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Joe Biden

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US To Impose New Sanctions Against Moscow Over Bucha Killing

The United States and European Union are planning to impose new sanctions on Moscow, Russia, after the recent killing of civilians in Bucha, amid the Ukraine-Russia war, confirmed officials on April 6. Notably, the assistance including $100 million military aid came after Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky listed alleged Russian atrocities, in a speech to the UN Security Council. He also called 'Bucha violence' 'war crimes' stating, they… read-more

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 02:42 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Russia-Ukraiane War, Bucha Killing, US, EU, Sanctions

Basmati Rice

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Pakistan To Oppose India In European Union Over GI Tag For Basmati Rice

Pakistan has decided to oppose India's claim of Geographical Indication (GI ) tag to Basmati rice in the European Union. Pakistan claims that since it is a major grower of Basmati rice, India's appeal to secure GI tag is "unjustified". The GI tag will give India sole ownership of Basmati rice, which may cause decline in Pakistan's export. Reportedly, a Pakistani legal team is planning to file formal opposition sooner.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 07:03 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Geographical Index, Pakistan, Basmati, EU

EU Flags

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EU Recommends Its Govt. To Use COVID Recovery Package on Green Energy

The European Union has recommended its members to use €750 billion for COVID-19 recovery packages. They have asked their 27 member countries to spend money on green energy, transport, and also focus on other areas. EU official Paolo Gentiloni said, "The guidance aims to help the member states to prepare national plans in line with our agreed objectives". The member countries can apply for said grants from January 2021.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 03:57 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: EU, Covid-19, Sustainable Development, Funds

Courtesy: Reuters