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#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

#Aid: New aid package means EU is frontrunner in humanitarian support for education in emergencies

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The S&D Group welcomes the European Commission’s decision to adopt a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016. Thanking Commissioner Christos Stylianides for his commitment, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella stated: “On humanitarian aid Europe is the global frontrunner and the S&D Group has been a […]

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#Nutrition Generation Nutrition EU campaign to ask for an additional 1€ billion to nutrition-specific interventions

#Nutrition Generation Nutrition EU campaign to ask for an additional 1€ billion to nutrition-specific interventions

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, close to 6 million children die before they reach the age of five. 45% of these deaths are a result of poor nutrition. Heads of States and governments will meet in Rio in August at the Nutrition4Growth Summit to evaluate progress made since the first Nutrition4Growth in 2013 as well as build on […]

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ONE Youth ambassadors meet commissioner and MEPs on fight against extreme poverty

ONE Youth ambassadors meet commissioner and MEPs on fight against extreme poverty

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against extreme poverty. This is the year in which world leaders will decide on a new set of anti-poverty goals.  The ONE Youth Ambassadors are young activists who will be campaigning all year to ensure these new goals are ambitious, financed and tracked. On the day of […]

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European Year for Development 2015: Main events coming up

European Year for Development 2015: Main events coming up

The EU has dedicated 2015 to development co-operation and aid to highlight the importance of international development and the key role played by the EU and its member states. The Parliament will be closely involved with the events that will include the European Development Days, thematic hearings organised by the EP’s development committee and the […]

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Linda McAvan: ‘The European Parliament can and should make a big contribution to the global future of development policy’

Linda McAvan: ‘The European Parliament can and should make a big contribution to the global future of development policy’

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 8 December the development committee holds its first exchange of views with the new commissioner for international cooperation and development Neven Mimica. As the European Year of Development 2015 approaches, Committee Chairwoman Linda McAvan (pictured), a UK member of the Socialists and Democrats, spoke about the significance of the Year and the threat that […]

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Ebola: From local outbreak to global epidemic

Ebola: From local outbreak to global epidemic

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

What started as an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has evolved into a world-wide threat, with the first European case having been reported in Spain. MEPs labelled the outbreak “a global security challenge” in a resolution adopted on 18 September and said that the international community has underestimated the crisis. According to the World Health […]

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Labour MEPs welcome U-turn on standard packs for cigarettes

Labour MEPs welcome U-turn on standard packs for cigarettes

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 28 November, Labour MEPs welcomed the news that the government will go ahead with plans to introduce ‘plain’ cigarette packaging in the UK – reversing its previous stance. Linda McAvan MEP, who is steering new tobacco packaging laws through the European Parliament, said: “The health community deserve congratulations for their tireless efforts in campaigning […]

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