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...



Kehitysyhteistyövaliokunnan toimivaltaan kuuluu Euroopan unionin kehitysyhteistyöpolitiikan edistäminen. Sen tehtävänä on käydä poliittista vuoropuhelua kehitysmaiden kanssa sekä kahdenvälisesti että asiaa käsittelevissä kansainvälisissä järjestöissä ja parlamenttien välisillä foorumeilla. Lisäksi se vastaa kehitysavusta ja kehitysmaiden kanssa tehtävistä yhteistyösopimuksista sekä demokraattisten arvojen, hyvän hallinnon ja ihmisoikeuksien edistämisestä kehitysmaissa. Valiokunnan jäsenet osallistuvat aktiivisesti Euroopan unionin ja Afrikan, Karibian ja Tyynenmeren valtioiden yhteisen parlamentaarisen edustajakokouksen työskentelyyn.


hands, Global Peace and Security
11.5.2016 - 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
9.3.2016 - 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
24.2.2016 - 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
1.12.2015 - 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
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...
migrants minutes after arriving on Greek island Lesbos. Turkish shore visible in background
16.9.2015 - 18:28

Effective development policy crucial to addressing migration

In less than two weeks, the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be approved at the UN summit in New York. The sectorial scope of the new global development agenda is enormous, including...


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Digitalisation for development: reducing inequalities through technology
11.4.2018 - 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...
27.6.2012 - 15:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Cancer in Africa'