Austria Contributes EUR 3 Mln to New EU-Aid Programme for Africa

OrganizationsOther ♦ Published: November 19, 2015; 13:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

On the occasion of the establishment of the EU-trust-fund, which aims at combating the reasons for migration and flight in Africa, against the backdrop of the EU-summit in La Valletta, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz underlined the necessity that Europe provides suitable answers to the challenges posed by the current refugee crisis. Austria will support the fund with EUR 3m from the Austrian Development Agency’s (ADA) budget.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Kurz: “Austria contributes EUR 3m to new EU-aid programme for Africa” / Picture: © BMEIA - Sebastian Kurz Berlin April 2016 - Cropped by Aydan Özoğuz (CC BY-SA 2.0)

“This is about together securing peace, stability and economic development in the regions affected by crises and war”, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz underlined before the summit. “If people have perspectives for a future in their home country, they will make use of them. The new trust-fund for Africa now provides an additional instrument to even faster and more…