Addis Ababa (HAN) December 8th, 2019. Regional Security and Investment Initiatives. The European Commission gave Ethiopia a 170 million euro ($188 million) grant to support political and economic reforms, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

Ursula von der Leyen seen already many of Ethiopian priorities and interests coincide,” and told to the Ethiopian PM that “I am convinced that together we can find answers, together we can find and build solutions that work for Africa and Europe alike.”

Update: The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s political heavyweights abandon the Spitzenkanindaten system that brought incumbent Commission head, Jean-Claude Juncker, to power in 2014.

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