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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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)....
hands, Global Peace and Security
News
24.02.2016 - 17:47

ODA needs to be looked at through peacebuilding lenses

"Official Development Assistance (ODA) needs to be looked at again through peacebuilding lenses so as to reflect current developmental challenges," said the EPP Group's Spokesman in the...
Beggar Kid
Press Release
01.12.2015 - 15:48

Solidarity goes hand in hand with responsibility

"Growing instability and violence are products of poverty, the absence of the rule of law, corruption and conflict-ridden electoral politics. We need to adapt the EU's external actions,...
International Travel
Press Release
25.11.2015 - 17:43

EU-Africa Summit: Reinforce external borders

During the European Parliament debate on the EU-Africa Summit, Esteban González Pons MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group responsible for Legal and Home Affairs, urged a proper follow-up to the...

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