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Rappler's latest stories on EU aid


Malacañang thanks EU for drug rehab aid

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The European Union will modify the standard text of its future financial deals with the Philippines to avoid reiterating the condition on respect for human rights, which has angered Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and European Council President Donald Tusk join the traditional Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) handshake prior to the start of the ASEAN-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines formally rejects P380 million in EU aid

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is also about to reject an additional P2.4 billion in European aid for sustainable energy projects

REJECTED AID. Ambassador Franz Jessen, head of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, says the Philippines has formally rejected 6.1 million euros in European aid. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Amid Christmas disasters, EU tells PH, 'We're ready to help'

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:02 PM

'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen

Marawi foreign aid being sifted to ensure compliance with Duterte orders

Oct 27, 2017 - 2:24 PM

President Duterte's directive to accept only aid with no strings attached is a major consideration in choosing whether or not to accept an offer of assistance, says the Office of Civil Defense

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Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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Malacañang says only EU aid with conditions to be rejected

Oct 20, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella is unsure if the Philippine government will also refuse Marawi aid offered by the European Union

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella responds to United Nation rapporteur’s statement about extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during a press briefing in Malacañan on August 23. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

May 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The EU says there is no lack of other countries to help if Europe is not welcome to provide money to the Philippines

'WE'RE OFFERING.' EU official Gunnar Wiegand says on May 25, 2017, that the EU will not 'beg' the Philippines to accept aid from Europe. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid conditions only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

CONCERNS OVER NEW PH POLICY ON EU AID. Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says the new Philippine policy on aid from the European Union may hurt the country's trade ties with EU member countries. Photo by Joseph Vida/Senate PRIB

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED If DFA is unaware then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy says a former ambassador

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

May 18, 2017 - 2:24 PM

UPDATED The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants like humanitarian aid that will not come with objectionable conditions

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

We re supposed to be an independent nation says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration s decision

TOP CABINET OFFICIAL President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with his most top Cabinet official, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left), at a Palace event on March 30, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

May 17, 2017 - 11:59 PM

UPDATED EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines decision will affect up to 250 million euros in EU grants

AT STAKE. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines' refusal of EU grants could affect up to 250 million euros in aid. File photo from the EU Delegation to the Philippines' Facebook page

UN eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:22 PM

More wars and natural disasters over the past decade have sent the price tag for global UN aid efforts skyrocketing from 2 billion in 2000 to 24 5 billion in 2015

Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

EU releases EU 500M in aid to Ukraine

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The expected payout comes a day after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new government tasked with pushing through anti corruption reforms a key condition of the EU s loan program

A picture made available on 09 July 2014 shows Ukrainian solider raising a National flag at the headquarters of anti-terrorist operation (ATO) near Izyum of Kharkiv area, Ukraine, 08 July 2014. Anastasia Vlasova/EPA