United for nature on World Cities Day

As World Cities Day is celebrated around the globe on 31 October, ICLEI, through its Cities Biodiversity Center and the CitiesWithNature initiative, pledge support for the Global Coalition for Biodiversity, launched by the European Commission to…

Major Cities sign European Circular Cities Declaration and invite peers to join them

Cities including Budapest, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Ljubljana, Oslo, Prague, and Tirana have signed the European Circular Cities Declaration, committing to leading the circular transition, to new models of production and consumption,…

EU removes Cayman Islands from Non-Cooperative countries on taxes

… of the European Union to remove the Cayman Islands from the EU list … address the requirements of the EU while protecting the interests … commented: “This action by the EU acknowledges that the regimes  … asset management industry and the EU’s decision is a …

China rejects human rights plea during ‘intense’ EU trade talks

Europe needs to be a player, … Xi rejected criticism by Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der … human rights, while accusing the EU of having its own issues … concentration camp, a place where religious and ethnic minorities are subject …

It’s time for a Jackson-Vanik Amendment for China

… Kong and Soviet domination of Eastern Europe are clear. Decades ago, … against the Uyghurs, Tibetans, religious minorities and now all of … executive director of the US-Europe Alliance. Richard Kraemer is … US-Europe Alliance and a fellow at the European Values …

Kenya’s religious leaders call for accountability in the use of COVID-19 funds

A group of religious leaders from Kenya’s different faiths under the Dialogue Reference Group has demanded accountability in the use of funds meant for COVID-19.

The EIB`s lends EUR 10 million to Credo Bank

The EIB will lend EUR 10 million to Credo Bank, the leading actor on microfinance market in Georgia, and provide more affordable loans to country`s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), predominantly from the agriculture sector. This is the second loan granted under the EIB`s Georgia Outreach Initiative. Launched in December 2019 the Initiative improves financial inclusion and access to finance for underserved MSMEs in Georgia by supporting smaller banks in the country to improve their service offers.

Portugal: EIB supports The Navigator Company’s decarbonisation strategy with €27.5 million

The EIB will support The Navigator Company, a major Portuguese industrial group and Europe’s leading pulp and paper manufacturer, with a €27.5 million loan for the construction and operation of a new biomass boiler at their integrated mill facility located in Figueira da Foz, a cohesion region in Portugal.

Guterres gives hard hitting Mandela Day message: “Inequality defines our time”

18 July 2020 UN NEWS – Human Rights Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting…

UN appoints new ECOSOC President

.@UNECOSOC has a new President: It is H.E. Mr. Munir Akram, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the @UN@PakistanPR_UN#UN75#GlobalGoals#SDGs#2030Agenda 23 July 2020UN Affairs Now is the time to implement…

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