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EU to provide sustainable investment and jobs in Africa

EU to provide sustainable investment and jobs in Africa, strengthening economic ties

The European Commission has announced plans to strengthen its partnership with the African Union by providing sustainable investment and jobs on the continent. In his...
European Investment Bank issues €500m Sustainability Awareness Bond

European Investment Bank issues €500m Sustainability Awareness Bond

The European Investment Bank has issued a €500m Sustainability Awareness Bond to finance projects supporting the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability Awareness...
Innovative technologies can address public service challenges, says report

Innovative technologies can address public service challenges, says report

A new research paper advises newly elected councillors and other local authorities on how innovative technologies can address public service challenges. The paper, entitled ‘Council...
UK proposes £24m in funding to fight child abuse images on the internet

UK proposes £24m in funding to fight child abuse images on the internet

The UK government has announced plans to commit an additional £24.1m in funding to the fight against the spread of child abuse images on...
EU calls for negotiations over exporting hormone-free US beef

EU calls for negotiations over exporting hormone-free US beef

The European Commission calls for negotiations with the US over a longstanding dispute on exporting hormone-free US beef to the EU. The World Trade Organisation...
UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed to launch in West Midlands

UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed to launch in West Midlands

A pilot scheme to provide the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed will launch in the West Midlands region, and pioneer high-speed connectivity technology. The...
UK Home Secretary warns 80,000 predators pose online threat to children

UK Home Secretary warns 80,000 predators pose online threat to children

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has warned in a speech that there could be up to 80,000 paedophiles in the country posing an online...
EU agrees €45m macro-financial assistance package for Georgia

EU agrees €45m macro-financial assistance package for Georgia

The European Commission has signed a new agreement to provide a €45m macro-financial assistance package for Georgia. The macro-financial assistance package will provide a loan...
UK aid packages to tackle dirty money in developing countries

UK aid packages to tackle dirty money in developing countries

A newly announced series of UK aid packages will employ the country’s asset recovery experience to tackle dirty money in developing countries. The challenge of...
Investment fund to capitalise on growth potential of smart city solutions

New investment fund to capitalise on growth potential of smart city solutions

Pictet Asset Management has added a new investment strategy which will take advantage of the growth potential of smart city solutions. Pictet Asset Management, one...

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