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Rural development policy errors due to ‘breaches of conditions’ says ECA

Rural development policy errors due to ‘breaches of conditions’ says ECA

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) finds that most of the “errors” in rural development policy are due to “breaches of conditions” set by member states. The auditors say tens of billions have been spent “in error” from rural development funds. But the ECA cautions that the control authorities in member states […]

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EU Civil Society Alliance launched at start of first European Year of Development

EU Civil Society Alliance launched at start of first European Year of Development

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Children should not be left behind in the EU’s development plans this year, said World Vision today (15 January) as it joins other civil society organizations and members of CONCORD in Brussels to launch the EU Civil Society Alliance. The launch takes place at the beginning of the European Year for Development 2015 and represents a […]

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MEPs debate European Year for Development 2015

MEPs debate European Year for Development 2015

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plans for the European Year for Development (EYD 2015), aiming to show how development co-operation benefits both rich and poor and help shape the global development agenda for the next 15 years, were debated in plenary on Wednesday (14 January) with High Representative Federica Mogherini (pictured) and the Council.  The EYD 2015, launched on 9 […]

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As European Year for Development kicks off, new figures show increased EU citizens’ support for development

As European Year for Development kicks off, new figures show increased EU citizens’ support for development

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today (12 January), EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, presented a new Eurobarometer survey to mark the beginning of the European Year for Development. Figuresshow that the number of people who are in favour of increasing aid has gone up significantly, and Europeans continue to feel very positively about development and co-operation. 67% of […]

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Labour MEPs welcome launch of European Year for Development 2015

Labour MEPs welcome launch of European Year for Development 2015

Labour MEPs have welcomed the European Year for Development 2015, which was launched this morning (9 January) in Riga, Latvia. The year 2015 presents an opportunity for European countries to discuss global development policies, and will redefine how the EU leads the global development framework. Labour MEP Linda McAvan, chairwoman of the European Parliament Development […]

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€56.5 billion: How the EU and member states are fighting poverty worldwide

€56.5 billion: How the EU and member states are fighting poverty worldwide

When it comes to fighting poverty around the globe, the EU and the member states take it very seriously. Together they are the world’s largest aid donor, spending €56.5 billion in 2013 alone to help countries across the world fight poverty. This represented more than half of public aid that year. In December 2013 the […]

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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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