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EU development chief calls for united response on Ethiopia

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DevEx | The European Union’s top representative for development aid said Tuesday that the bloc needs to “plan very carefully” when it comes to Ethiopia, as Brussels continues to withhold funding from the government over the conflict in…

EU Accuses Eritrean Forces of Fueling Conflict in Ethiopia

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Bloomberg | EU envoy scheduled to meet Ethiopian premier on Tuesday. UN says international staff given approval to travel to Tigray The European Union accused Eritrean troops of fueling the months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region…

EU urges Eritrea to stop meddling in Ethiopia war

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EU Observer | The EU has urged Eritrea to withdraw troops from Ethiopia and for access to diplomats, aid workers, and journalists to war-torn regions. "The EU joins the United States' call for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia,…

European envoy in Sudan to ease tension with Ethiopia

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Anadolu Agency | Tension escalated between Sudan and Ethiopia over their border dispute A European special envoy is set to arrive in Sudan on Sunday for talks aimed at easing tension with Ethiopia over their border dispute. “The High Representative…

Ethiopia looks to Germany amid EU funding fight

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Devex | With the European Union withholding payments to the Ethiopian government over the conflict in its Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke to one of the bloc’s most influential national leaders Tuesday on improving bilateral…

Finnish EU envoy to investigate ‘dire’ Ethiopia war

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EU Observer | The security situation in Ethiopia was "dire", as Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto prepared to travel to the region on an EU fact-finding mission. "Nearly three months after the start of the conflict ... the security…

Ethiopia’s leader won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now he’s accused of war crimes.

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Washingtonpost (Opinion)  — FIFTEEN MONTHS ago Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending his country’s conflict with neighboring Eritrea. Now he may be perpetrating grave crimes against humanity. After…

Finland to lead EU diplomacy on Ethiopia

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EU Obseerver | Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto will travel to Ethiopia in February as an EU "envoy" to try to broker peace in a civil war, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said Monday. His trip comes amid "credible reports" of…

EU to dispatch humanitarian negotiator to Ethiopia after aid suspension

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Source: Devex | Vince Chadwick The European Union is preparing to send Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto to negotiate with the Ethiopian government as it pushes for unfettered access for humanitarians in the conflict-torn Tigray region. EU…

EU – We need humanitarian access to Tigray as urgent first step towards peace in Ethiopia

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Statement: EU | Josep Borrell, EU foreign affairs chief "For more than two months, conflict has been raging in the Ethiopian Tigray region. The authorities must allow humanitarian access as first step towards peace."  For more than two months,…