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EU trust fund for Africa: flexible emergency tool, but lacking focus, say auditors

The fund currently pools €4.1 billion and supports activities in 26 countries across three regions of Africa – the Sahel and Lake Chad, the Horn of Africa and North of Africa

The EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa is a flexible tool for providing assistance in areas such as food, education, health, security and sustainable development, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (www.ECA.Europa.eu). However, its objectives are too broad to efficiently steer action across the…

European Court of Auditors (ECA)
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European Union support for the African Peace and Security Architecture: poor effect and in need of refocusing, say auditors

The African Union and regional level organisations have access to tools which help them prevent, manage and resolve conflicts

EU financial support for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) has had a poor effect and needs refocusing, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (www.ECA.Europa.eu/fr/Pages/ecadefault.aspx). For many years, the APSA has been heavily dependent on donor funding and EU support has been focusing on…

European Court of Auditors (ECA)
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EU support for Sahel helped to improve internal security, but progress remains slow, say Auditors

The EU Sahel Missions have helped strengthen the internal security forces in Niger and Mali, but progress has been slow due to challenging conditions and operational inefficiency, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors

The EU Sahel Missions have helped strengthen the internal security forces in Niger and Mali, but progress has been slow due to challenging conditions and operational inefficiency, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The full report is available at www.eca.europa.eu The EU runs civilian Missions…

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Election Observation Missions: efforts made to follow up recommendations but better monitoring needed, say European Union Auditors

The auditors assessed whether the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission had provided enough support for host countries to implement the recommendations made by observation missions in Ghana, Jordan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka

More work is needed to help countries implement recommendations made by EU election observers, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (www.ECA.Europa.eu). The way the recommendations are presented has improved in recent years, say the auditors, but more consultation with local stakeholders on the ground is…

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EU aid for African Great Lakes region getting through, but may be too expensive, say auditors

The auditors examined the European Commission's humanitarian support in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania for the period between 2011 and 2015, which amounted to about €300 million

EU humanitarian aid to refugees from conflicts in the African Great Lakes area is responding to the challenges faced but may be costing too much to deliver, according to a new report (http://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/DocItem.aspx?did=36937%20) from the European Court of Auditors (http://www.ECA.europa.eu). Despite the difficult working environment, EU aid has made a…

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Eliminating torture and the death penalty: EU funds “must be better targeted”, say auditors

They examined 31 projects, with visits to the United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia and South Africa

EU money spent on projects aimed at eliminating torture and the death penalty around the world needs to be better targeted, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Projects receiving EU support are having an impact, say the auditors. But too often they are not well…