Macron relaunches financial transaction tax project, including the UK

By |september 27th, 2017|development aid, development assistance, Emmanuel Macron, enhanced cooperation, EU development assistance, financial transactions tax (FTT), ftt, future of EU, News, Vision for Europe|

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to allocate all future earnings of a financial transaction tax to European solidarity. But with Brexit in mind, it may be too ambitious to relaunch the project with all 28 member states. EURACTIV France reports.

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The EU’s militarisation of development aid

By |september 15th, 2017|development aid, EU development aid, EU development assistance, Federica Mogherini, Horn of Africa, IcSP, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, militarisation, News, Sahel, securitisation, security, SSD, Sustainable Development Goals|

The European Commission and a large part of the European Parliament back the use of development aid for security purposes. But some call this a diversion that will come at the expense of the poorest beneficiaries. EURACTIV France reports.

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Diverting EU aid to stop migration: The EU Trust Fund for Africa

By |september 8th, 2017|Africa, economic migration, EU development aid, EU development assistance, EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, illegal immigration, Lybia, Migration, News, Niger, security, Senegal|

Migrants have become the focus of the EU's aid strategy. As priority is given to stemming migrant flows in the short-term, long-term development goals are forgone, tarnishing the EU's image as a global development actor, writes Fanny Voitzwinkler.

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