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.


Homeless man drinking coffee
12.11.2012 - 10:00

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

On 8 September 2000 the United Nations' Millennium Declarationset eight goals for those who signed up to it to be reached by 2015, namely to reduce extreme poverty and hunger, ensure primary...
Aged Hands
Press Release
27.06.2012 - 15:00

Cancer: open your eyes to cancer in Africa.

Cancer kills more people globally than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria put together. Last year, it killed nearly 8 million people and by 2020 there are expected to be 16 million new cases of cancer...
Green bush
Press Release
25.05.2012 - 16:45

ACP-EU Assembly: Suriname, Mali, Sudan, & climate policy

Parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Parliament will discuss topics such as the situation in Mali, Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan, climate policy, food prices...
Standing Out from the Crowd
Press Release
23.05.2012 - 13:15

European Union should support Guinea-Bissau

Opening a debate today at the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on the situation in Guinea-Bissau, Paulo Rangel MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group and Head of the Portuguese...
EU symbol
Press Release
20.04.2012 - 13:45

Development Aid: Better targeted EU

"The European Parliament should support the Commission in further devolution because it provides the most effective way of spending money for development purposes. We should not forget at the...


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'