AFRICA -AGRICULTURE

In 2022, Nairobi will be the first center of Excellence for developing improved seed

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The Center of Excellence for Seed Systems in Africa (CESSA) was unveiled today at the AGRF 2021 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be hosted at AGRA (the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa), whose role will be convening seed actors to help fill gaps, and build capacities and varieties that respond to needs of farmers in Sub Saharan Africa.


The invitation of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Duarte Pacheco, the President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, the President of the European Parliament (EP) David Sassoli and the President of the Finnish Parliament Anu Vehvilainen was welcomed by the Vietnam government. Mr Vuong Dinh Hue, Chairman of National Assembly of Vietnam led a high-ranking delegation of the National Assembly to meet the leaders of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, and the King of Belgium from September 5–11.

This historic event is the first high-level visit for a Vietnamese leader to Europe after the…


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Mrs Maria Papakyriakou is the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus nominated in the Federal Republic of Germany. Yesterday, she presented her credentials to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier,at the Schloss Bellevue Palace, the official seat of the Federal Presidency in Berlin.

During the private meeting that ensued, Ambassador Papakyriakou conveyed to President Steinmeier the cordial greetings of President Anastasiades, along with the latter’s wishes for the continued prosperity of the German people.

The Ambassador referred to the excellent level of relations between the two countries and assured that the Government of the…


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Le consul de France en Belgique, Raphaël TRANNOY quittait ses fonctions hier pour d’autres défis. Il était en Belgique depuis quatre ans. Il exprimait ses derniers mots aux français installés sur le territoire du Bénélux:


Dès le 29 juin, les monégasques pourront savoir s’ils sont protégés ou non de la covid19 en faisant la prise de sang. La prestation destinée à tous les résidents de la principauté est totalement prise en charge par le gouvernement.

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Le service de communication de la principauté explique que

l’objectif reste à déterminer le niveau de protection du patient à la COVID-19. Les différents résultats collectés par les autorités sanitaires permettront d’une manière fiable une surveillance épidémiologique de la Principauté.

En réunion ce lundi, Didier Gamerdinger, Conseiller de Gouvernement — Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé satisfait indiquait:


The European Union works closely with the numerous United Nations bodies to promote international peace, human rights and development. Together the EU and its member countries provide the UN with 30 % of its regular budget and 33 % of its peacekeeping budget. Collectively, they are the UN’s largest financial contributor.

On the other hand, the EU Parliament wrote that Members endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions. It transforms the European Green Deal’s political commitment to EU climate neutrality by 2050 into a binding obligation. It…


L’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne (UE) et le Vietnam (EVFTA) est comparée à une autoroute moderne à plusieurs voies reliant les pays de l’UE au Vietnam et créant des conditions favorables aux entreprises des deux côtés pour accélérer et développer les échanges commerciaux et d’investissement.

Les premiers convois sur l’autoroute…

Après dix ans avec 14 cycles de négociations difficiles, l’EVFTA a finalement été signé et est entré en vigueur le 1er août 2020. L’accord supprimera pratiquement tous les tarifs douaniers entre le Vietnam et l’UE d’ici dix ans.

Peu de temps après l’entrée en vigueur de l’EVFTA, les résultats…


Unfortunately, the tragic situation of Artic is not new for all of us. The newest research is based on ice-thickness data from ESA’s CryoSat and Envisat missions. The snow has revealed that sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic may be thinning twice as fast as thought.

Most of time, media and NGO have shown the Earth’s declining ice as the biggest casualties of climate change. However,As ESA’s scientist said calculating the amount of ice that “we are losing can be a challenge”. The Paris Protocol has raised awareness among international authorities. Especially in Europe Commission wheras made…

Hafida B

Independent journalist, I am located in Brussels-Belgium. Interest in innovation, economy, politics.

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