Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 12.6 billion financing for transport, clean energy, urban development and COVID-19 resilience

Also backed investment in agriculture, water, housing, telecommunications and urban development across Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America

€ 3.1 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 3.5 billion for private sector investment and working capital schemes; € 3 billon for clean energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; € 2 billion for Naples-Bari high speed train link largest loan in EIB history The European…

Source: UN News |

Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will, UN chief says on International Day

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating socio-economic impacts, the Secretary-General urged efforts to build stronger and resilient societies

The United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Wednesday, recognizing the success of landmark global agreements in helping restore the protective layer around Earth.  In a message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres applauded the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, its Montreal Protocol, and the…

Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

Tour de France Stage 7: Reaction

NTT Pro Cycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen was agonisingly beaten on the line by Wout van Aert (TJV) in Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in Lavaur

In a stage where it was initially thought that the pure sprinters would line up to challenge for honours, Bora drove a fierce pace that splintered the peleton almost from the start, and then crosswinds played a decisive role in the latter stages and caused further splits. Michael Gogl and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Au revoir, Abidjan - Hello, Accra: African Development Bank 2021 Annual Meetings to be held in Ghana

The Bank’s Annual Meetings represented a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and ways to advance the continent’s regional integration agenda

Ghana will host the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) next Annual Meetings in May 2021, it was announced Thursday, at the end of the Group’s 2020 meetings. The 2021 meetings will take place in the country’s capital city, Accra. Côte d’Ivoire Planning Minister Niale Kaba, handed over the baton to Ghana,…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

The Department of Health reviews the COVID-19 situation (transmission levels, trends, public health capacity, etc.) in various countries on a regular basis, to update a list of permitted countries from which individuals can travel to Seychelles. Find below the list of permitted countries based on the latest review, which will…

Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

NTT Pro Cycling name 2020 Tour de France team

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm the eight riders that will represent us at the 2020 Tour de France

Kreuziger and Boasson Hagen ride 10th Tours; SA Champion Ryan Gibbons and Max Walscheid line up for the first time; Pozzovivo completes remarkable comeback; Nizzolo and Valgren aim for first wins, with Gogl to play key overall role. NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) is delighted to confirm the eight riders that…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon and Climatepartner Celebrate Ten Year Partnership

Canon and ClimatePartner help customers reduce greenhouse gases and make an important contribution to fighting global warming

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) is celebrating its successful ten-year long partnership with international climate protection solutions provider, ClimatePartner, enabling Canon to offer carbon-neutral papers to its office and cut-sheet customers. As part of its global responsibility to provide the highest quality products and to conduct business in an environmentally-friendly and socially…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus - Joint action against malaria: European Investment Bank, European Commission and Investitionsbank Berlin inaugurate €70 million fund

This preventable and curable disease continues to claim the lives of more than 400 000 people each year, largely in Africa

EU Malaria Fund closes with an initial €70 million to support scientifically promising projects not yet pursued by the pharmaceutical industry; the fund is backed by InnovFin EU and the European Fund for Strategic Investments, joint initiatives of the EIB and the European Commission; first fund investment: €24.8 million for…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…