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...

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...


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

Beggar Kid

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



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.


Christos Stylianides
Press Release
30.09.2014 - 21:37

Stylianides showed determination, leadership and commitment

The EPP Group has warmly welcomed the commitment made by the Commissioner-Designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, to visit Ebola-affected countries as his first...
Neven Mimica
Press Release
29.09.2014 - 22:02

Mimica: we want leadership in post-2015 development agenda

"As the world’s largest provider of development aid, the EU should lead the fight against poverty while continuing an ambitious approach to development, using all the EU’s...
Press Release
17.09.2014 - 16:07

Ebola outbreak - EU needs to take decisive action

The European Union and the international community must do more and act more promptly to stop the spilling-over effects of Ebola contamination. Ebola has killed more than 2400 people this year and...
Eleni Theocharous
11.04.2014 - 09:00

Empowering communities in developing countries

Working passionately as a Member of the Development Committee in the European Parliament, I was constantly discovering new ways to support poor and developing countries. Providing for education and...
rusty barbed wire
Press Release
18.03.2014 - 17:06

EU-ACP: Death penalty is the greatest abuse of human rights

“The EPP Group will strongly oppose the death penalty, the ultimate breach in human rights”, insisted EPP Group Coordinator in the European Parliament’s Development Committee, Gay...
Military cargo
Press Release
25.02.2014 - 12:12

Solidarity constitutes a fundamental value of the EU

Michèle Striffler MEP, first Vice-Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, has welcomed the adoption by a large majority of the European Parliament of her...


Past Events

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...
27.06.2012 - 15:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Cancer in Africa'