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European Union provides 268 million euros in humanitarian support for the Afghan people

European Union provides 268 million euros in humanitarian support for the Afghan people

The European Union (EU) has allocated 268.3 million euros to support the Afghan population through the current major humanitarian crisis. Through the United Nations, projects are being funded that focus on access to education and health care, and help to provide livelihoods for civilians, including refugees and displaced persons.
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Timmermans pledges additional €100 million in EU climate aid for vulnerable countries

Timmermans pledges additional €100 million in EU climate aid for vulnerable countries

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said the money is intended primarily for the most vulnerable countries, such as the least developed countries and small island states. In 2020, the EU and its 27 member states already pledged 23.39 billion euros in climate aid for developing countries to help them reduce their emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change.

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Analysis: Why what happens in Greenland matters

Analysis: Why what happens in Greenland matters

The snap elections for the parliament of Greenland last Tuesday (6 April) attracted unusual interest from major powers who have been watching the political and economic impact of the election results on their interests in the Arctic region. Among them, the Chinese, who have invested in the Kvanefjeld mine on the island. Maximiliaan van Lange analyses the background to the recent Greenlandic general elections, and the Island's geostrategic position in the Arctic in this article for commonspace.eu.
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Saudi Arabia unveils plan for a 'Riyadh Vision'

Saudi Arabia unveils plan for a 'Riyadh Vision'

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday, its strategy for the 'Riyadh Vision'. The plan was revealed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and it aims to make Riyadh among the world's top 10 economic cities in order to drive forward the country’s economic, industrial and tourism growth in the upcoming years. 
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Saudi Arabia to build a zero emissions city

Saudi Arabia to build a zero emissions city

Saudi Arabia has pledged to build a car-free, zero-emissions city. The construction of the city, dubbed 'The Line', is the first major step in developing its futuristic NEOM business zone. The construction is set to start within months. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of the city in a televised presentation on Sunday.