EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

By |maj 17th, 2019|African Union, Carlos Lopes, Development Policy, EU-ACP, European Commission, News, Post-Cotonou|

A joint ministerial council next week had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in January. But there are now doubts that it will be finalised before the end of the year.

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A new political momentum on water diplomacy in the EU?

By |november 23rd, 2018|access to water, Development Policy, drinking water, News, SDGs|

The conclusions agreed by EU foreign ministers on the importance of water in foreign policy are welcome but must be backed by actions, says Sophie Aujean.

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Market-making for Burundi’s farmers

By |april 30th, 2018|Africa, agricultural subsidies, Burundi, Development Policy, News|

One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.

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Extreme wealth continues to grow in 2017

By |januar 29th, 2018|Development Policy, inequalities, News, Oxfam, tax evasion, tax heavens|

According to an Oxfam report, 2017 registered a record high of millionaires, with a new millionaire every two days - a trend largely supported by tax evasion practices. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Migration think-tank: Europe is ‘obsessed’ with short-term solution

By |november 28th, 2017|Abidjan, Africa summit, African Union, aid, Development Policy, EU-Africa summit, European Union, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mediterranean crisis, Migration, News, North-South relations, security, Sudan, Theo Francken, Trust Fund for Africa|

Migration will dominate the fifth Summit between Africa and the European Union, which will be held in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. But Europeans keep dictating the agenda, due to lack of political unity in the African Union.

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EIB president: Europe needs a paradigm shift in development policy

By |november 17th, 2017|Development Policy, EU trust fund for Africa, European External Investment Plan, european investment bank, Eurozone, eurozone budget, eurozone minister, growth and stability pact, Jean-Claude Juncker, Juncker plan, loans, News, Werner Hoyer|

The Juncker Plan has been a "miraculous instrument", and Europe now needs the same paradigm change in development policy. That means moving from social policy to economic development, and from grants to loans. The EU will play a huge role in that shift...

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Belgium highlights pioneering role in linking private sector to aid policy

By |november 16th, 2017|Alexander De Croo, Belgium, Development Policy, Donald Trump, family planning, News, private sector, SDGs, Women|

Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Minister for Development Cooperation, made a passionate plea yesterday (15 November) for closer synergies between private and public funding for development, using his country's pioneering experience as an example.

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Macron’s missing billions to fulfill development aid promises

By |november 14th, 2017|Development Policy, Emmanuel Macron, financial transactions tax (FTT), France, News, SDGs|

The French budget dedicated to international solidarity is expected to increase by €500 million over the next three years. But the government estimates that €6.4 billion will be needed by 2022. EURACTIV France reports.

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36 ‘Youth Fellows’ generate ideas for EU-Africa summit

By |november 9th, 2017|activism, Development Policy, EU-Africa summit, News|

The 5th AU-EU Summit, to take place in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, on 29-30 November 2017, focuses on "Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future". An initiative called “AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative” (YPII) supports 36 young people (“Youth Fellows”) in elaborating concrete proposals for European and African leaders. EURACTIV.com spoke to one of them.

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WFP official: Humanitarian aid, development and peace have to come together

By |oktober 11th, 2017|conflict resolution, Development Policy, humanitarian action, News, refugee crisis, SDGs, World Food Programme, world hunger|

Conflict resolution should be followed by recovery-type investments, development-type investments and investments in the future, Arif Husain, chief economist of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), told EURACTIV on Tuesday (10 October).

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