Development

Protests in Venezuela

Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates...

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Refugees on a boat

The recurring tragedies in the Mediterranean where thousands of people are risking their lives in order to reach Europe’s shores clearly show...

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Ebola

The Development Committee of the European Parliament held an exchange of views on the Ebola crisis. Although the situation on the ground has evolved...

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Beggar Kid

By adopting the Stier Report on ‘The EU and the Global Development Framework after 2015’ today, the European Parliament has strongly...

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About

The Committee on Development is responsible for the promotion of the EU's development policy. It engages in political dialogue with developing countries, bilaterally and in the relevant international organisations and interparliamentary fora, it is responsible for aid, as well as cooperation agreements with developing countries, it promotes democratic values, good governance and human rights in developing countries. It is very involved in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

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migrants minutes after arriving on Greek island Lesbos. Turkish shore visible in background
News
11.09.2015 - 11:00

Keep Europe’s door open — but guard it

The migration crisis is not the EU’s fault, but a failure of national egoisms An Op-Ed published by EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber in POLITICO on 10 September 2015 Europe faces an...
Protests in Venezuela
News
10.09.2015 - 12:45

Sakharov Prize: and our nomination goes to...

Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates must meet three main objectives: opportunity,...
Refugees on a boat
Press Release
19.05.2015 - 11:11

Development - important tool for addressing migration issues

The recurring tragedies in the Mediterranean where thousands of people are risking their lives in order to reach Europe’s shores clearly show an ever-growing need to continue, strengthen, but...
Ebola
Press Release
01.04.2015 - 11:00

Ebola: increased efforts for research and development

The Development Committee of the European Parliament held an exchange of views on the Ebola crisis. Although the situation on the ground has evolved broadly in the right direction, the recent trends...
two workers working together
Press Release
17.03.2015 - 17:31

Decent jobs best way to implement development goals

How to create decent jobs for poverty eradication through the Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development? This was the subject of a debate organised by Davor Ivo Stier, together with the...
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
Press Release
05.02.2015 - 18:02

Development aid: we need to fight illicit capital flows

Following the presentation by the European Commission of proposals for a 'Global partnership for poverty eradication and sustainable development after 2015' the EPP Group reiterated its...

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