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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People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
Press Release
01.06.2017 - 12:16

Eradicate poverty with coordinated policy and partnerships

“The international situation has changed considerably since the adoption of the last consensus in 2006. We now face new challenges but also have new tools and new possibilities”, said...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
News
16.02.2017 - 11:57

European Consensus on Development

The world is more complex and interconnected than ever, and so are the challenges and threats we face. At a time of concern about protecting our borders, we also need to ensure that the world outside...
hands, Global Peace and Security
Press Release
25.01.2017 - 10:33

Development: poverty eradication to combat migration

“If we want to encourage people not to leave their countries because of wars, inequality, human rights violations or poverty, we have to actually fight the root causes. We call for a migration-...
Mustafa Dzhemilev
Press Release
06.10.2016 - 10:06

EPP Group backs Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev

“It is hard to find somebody who would better reflect the essence of the Sakharov Prize than Mustafa Dzhemilev - leader of the Crimean Tatars - who has fought all his life for the freedom of...
hands, Global Peace and Security
Press Release
11.05.2016 - 19:03

We deplore Commission delaying EU position on 2030 Agenda

Ahead of the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) meeting, the EPP Group calls on the Foreign Affairs Council to adopt a coherent and common EU position on the follow-up and...
Animal Market in Eritrea
Press Release
09.03.2016 - 16:39

Eritrea: no EU money in the hands of authoritarian regimes

The EPP Group has reiterated its concerns over the development cooperation agreement signed with Eritrea worth €200m over the next five years under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF)....

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