• British, French ministers snub EU talks on Trump

    British, French ministers snub EU talks on Trump

    The British and French foreign ministers are to miss special talks with their EU counterparts on Sunday to discuss Donald Trump’s stunning US election win in a sign of divisions over how to deal with the new president.

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini summoned the ministers for dinner in Brussels after Republican Trump stormed to victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on a platform which questioned America’s commitment to Europe.

    But British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the meeting […]

  • EU to spend €150m grant on power sector in Nigeria

    EU to spend €150m grant on power sector in Nigeria

    It was gathered that the European Union will spend 150 million Euros (N50 billion) on the development of power sector in Nigeria, Michel Arrion, the Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to Nigeria, said on Wednesday.

    Arrion made this known at the 5th Edition of EU-Nigeria Business Forum pre-event news conference in Lagos.

    He said that the grant would be used mainly for the training of young engineers and funding of some technical aspects of the sector.

    According to him, EU is collaborating […]

  • Recession: EU advises Nigeria to devalue naira

    Recession: EU advises Nigeria to devalue naira

    European Union, EU, official Fillippo Amato has advised the Federal Government to devalue the Naira as part of measures to tackle the economic recession.

    Amato, Counsellor, Head of Trade and Economics Section of EU, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday

    The EU official said that recession could not be addressed with traditional development tools.

    He said the recession was a recent development which was due to a number of factors, including the fall in […]

  • David Cameron quits politics

    David Cameron quits politics

    Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron resigned his seat in the House of Commons on Monday, less than three months after losing an EU referendum in which he had campaigned to stay in the bloc.

    Cameron stepped down as prime minister in June, hours after Britain’s dramatic vote to leave the European Union (EU), handing power to his successor Theresa May in July.

    “The circumstances of my resignation as prime minister and the realities of modern politics make it very difficult to […]

  • Soccer success helps Portugal plug the gap – a little

    Soccer success helps Portugal plug the gap – a little

    Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno pinned his colours to the mast, donning a green and red scarf as his countrymen lifted the European Championship trophy.

    EU colleagues in Brussels congratulated him as he lauded the Seleccao’s final win over tournament hosts France in Paris.

    But the Lisbon government had two reasons to celebrate — not just a maiden win at senior level but also one that will give tourism in the cash-strapped nation a much-needed shot in the arm.

    Portugal is currently along […]

  • Britain exit from EU will have negative impact on Nigeria – Prof. Sesay

    Britain exit from EU will have negative impact on Nigeria – Prof. Sesay

    Prof. Amadu Sesay of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin on Friday said Britain’s decision to leave the European Union would have negative consequences on Nigeria.

    Sesay, a professor of International Relations, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja
    The don said with the exit, there was going to be a redefinition of relationship between the new Britain and other countries, including Nigeria.

    He said Nigeria and other African countries might not have […]

  • Britain, EU face fraught divorce

    Britain, EU face fraught divorce

    Britain’s leaving the European Union promises to be a fraught divorce, with the first exchanges showing how breaking up will be hard to do after more than 40 years together.

    With European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warning that Brexit would “not be amicable”, here are the next steps in the complicated process that Brussels and London will have to navigate.

    DEAR JEAN(-CLAUDE)

    The process is proving acrimonious before it has even started.

    The European Union wants to move on quickly so as to limit […]

  • FG meets EU to lift ban on beans exportation from Nigeria

    FG meets EU to lift ban on beans exportation from Nigeria

    Report gathered that the Federal Government has begun to put in place measures to ensure that the European Union (EU) lifts the suspension placed on beans exportation from Nigeria.

    The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) said it organised a workshop for beans farmers, extension workers and other stakeholders to educate them on best practices to meet export standards‎.

    ‎Speaking at the workshop in Kano, the Co-ordinating Director, NAQS, Dr Vincent Isegbe, said there was an urgent need for collaboration of all stakeholders […]

  • There are more Nigerian professionals in Europe than in Nigeria – EU

    There are more Nigerian professionals in Europe than in Nigeria – EU

    It was gathered that the European Union (EU) says there are more Nigerian professionals in Europe than there are in Nigeria, warning that the development can be detrimental to the development of the country.

    The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel Arrion, disclosed this at a Conference on National Migration Policy Thematic Areas, organised by UN International Organisation for Migration in Abuja.

    Arrion explained that EU welcomed migration as long as it was legal, adding that “it enhances the movement […]

  • Nigeria is rich, but Nigerians are poor, EU tells Buhari

    Nigeria is rich, but Nigerians are poor, EU tells Buhari

    The European Union (EU) on Saturday urged the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed the democracy dividends. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel Arrion, made the call at the Europe Day 2015 in Abuja.

    Arrion explained that democracy meant nothing to the common man except it led to the improvement in their standards of living. “But democracy only makes meaning to the common man to the extent that it delivers good governance, creates opportunities […]