Women and Girls at the core of the 12th edition of the European Development Days

The twelfth edition of the European Development Days was held in Brussels on 5 and 6 June 2018 and aimed to bring together the European Union’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The main thread of this edition, ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: […]

Infopoint Lunchtime Conference “EU trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime”

  The lunchtime conference titled “EU trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime” took place on 17 May 2018 organised in the margins of the fourth Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) Steering Committee. The event offered a comprehensive view on the combined efforts of different EU programmes in a concerted response of the EU to […]

News Briefings – Week of 21 March

The Spanish police arrested a number of Dutch citizens smuggling between Malaga and the Netherlands. More than 500 kilos of drugs were seized. In total the Spanish police seized 242.7 kilos of marijuana and 420 kilos of hashish. A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key cocaine corridor that […]

News Briefing – Week of 7 March

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the European Union and International Police (INTERPOL) have jointly launched a Euro 1.3-million programme to fight money laundering. INTERPOL will support investigative capacity building of law enforcement agencies in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Region in the area of financial crimes at national and international […]

News Briefing – Week of 1 February

Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has accused a number of prominent Nigerians of “cooling down” the war against corruption that President Muhammadu Buhari has undertaken after his election. Osinbajo declared that, despite the pressure made by some members of the Nigerian elite, the administration will keep focusing on the needs of the masses. The Argentinian […]