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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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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Soldiers
Press Release
14.01.2015 - 18:19

Nigeria: "Je suis Baga aussi"

While the EU and the world focused on the barbaric act of violence in Paris, the Charlie Hebdo attack, Boko Haram literally erased the Nigerian town of Baga by executing 2000 people. "It is...
Food for all,but no justice for all
Press Release
09.01.2015 - 09:37

EU needs to remain the driving force of global development

The EPP Group has called on the EU to continue its leading role in global development cooperation, following the launch in Riga of the European Year of Development on 9 January. "During the...
Beggar Kid
Press Release
25.11.2014 - 12:04

Eradicating hunger should become top priority

By adopting the Stier Report on ‘The EU and the Global Development Framework after 2015’ today, the European Parliament has strongly called on the EU to confirm its lead in global...
Photo of Christos Stylianides
News
21.10.2014 - 12:45

Humanitarian disasters have no ethnic or religious colour

Christos Stylianides, 56, will join the Juncker team as Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner. He will have to deal with the enormous challenges that the EU is facing. In his own words...
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News
16.10.2014 - 17:15

A biotech engineer's entrepreneurial contribution to saving lives

Think you have washed your hands properly? Check again.  Safe healthcare is the cornerstone of a high-quality health system and a recognised fundamental right for European citizens. Last...
Press Release
07.10.2014 - 19:33

EuroMaidan closer to winning Sakharov Prize

Members of the European Parliament's Committees on Foreign Affairs, on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights today jointly shortlisted EuroMaidan, represented by Mustafa Nayem,...

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Digitalisation for development: reducing inequalities through technology
11.04.2018 - 14:30

Digitalisation for development: reducing inequalities through technology

Digitalisation is considered a strong driver of sustainable development and inclusive growth. Digital technologies are crucial for reducing poverty...
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27.06.2012 - 15:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Cancer in Africa'