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EU, private sector slam low funding for tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has joined the Ugandan tourism sector and the civil society to demand increased government funding for the sector. The tourism sector is Uganda’s top foreign exchange earner, valued at US$ 1.6 billion in 2019/2020, while the number of foreign visitors was about …

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EU imposes more sanctions on Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods. The “reinforced, prolonged EU sanctions against the Kremlin send a strong signal to Moscow: we will …

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Ukraine needs no “surrogates” for EU candidate status: FM

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Kiev doesn’t support any compromise formula of granting Ukraine European Union (EU) candidate status, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Thursday. “We do not need surrogates for EU candidate status that show second-class treatment of Ukraine and hurt the feelings of Ukrainians,” Kuleba tweeted. He urged …

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Lawyer Eron Kiiza shortlisted for prestigious EU Human Rights Defenders Award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan lawyers Eron Kiiza and Primah Kwagala, have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Human Rights Defenders Award by the European Union. They were shortlisted alongside another local human rights defender Kayinga Yuddu Misito, the Coordinator of Community Transformation Foundation Network-COTFONE, which operates in the …

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EU ministers fail to decide on sanctions against Russian oil

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union foreign ministers did not decide on sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday. Addressing the media following a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Borrell said that although no …

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EU, World Bank partner to support customary land reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has provided 8 million euros (31.8 billion shillings) towards efforts aimed at eliminating injustices related to the land tenure systems in the country. The grant to be administered by the World Bank aims at strengthening land tenure security, land administration and land …

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EU approves security, defense plan of action in next decade

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union’s (EU) foreign and defense ministers on Monday approved the bloc’s security and defense plan of action which, among others, will see it establishing a rapid reaction force with up to 5,000 troops that could be swiftly deployed in case of a crisis. Josep …

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European Union renews efforts to grow Ugandan export

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) have revived the Sustainable Business for Uganda (SB4U), a trade improvement initiative that was disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, one year after its launch. The platform launched in 2019 is aimed at enabling Uganda’s export …

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