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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The King Baudouin Foundation has awarded today the 2004-2005 King Baudouin International Development Prize to Ousmane Sy from Mali, a man of vision, a pioneer of action with regard to governance in Africa. For the winner, governance is not at all an abstract concept. He has put it into concrete action in Mali through the decentralisation of public management, which has been handed back to the populations, to the municipalities, to the villages, through various processes of democratic participation.
A better balance between control and risk – this is the goal of the revised Financial Regulation proposed by the Commission today. The changes will significantly simplify financial procedures, improving efficiency and transparency in EU spending. New rules should be in place by 2007, in time to allow the smooth functioning of a new generation of EU-funded programmes.
Tuesday, 03 May 2005
The Directorate General for Development of the European Commission launches today its weekly newsletter. The newsletter will be published in English or French every Friday afternoon and contain news on Development cooperation of the European Union. The newsletter will be available by e-mail and online.
A very useful glossay to better understand some 220 terms relating to European integration and the institutions and activities of the EU.
The definitions contained in the Glossary have been adapted to include all the latest political and institutional developments of the European Union, such as the European Constitution which is currently being ratified.
Four out of 10 Europeans feel ignorant about genetically modified (GMO) crops and foods and a quarter of them are worried that gene-altered products used in farming will affect the environment, a poll showed on Friday. In some countries, particularly in Scandinavia, the feeling of not having enough information about GMOs was far higher than average, hitting 66 percent in Finland and 49 percent in Sweden. Slightly under a quarter of Europeans said they were worried about GMOs used in farming as an environmental issue. This compared with 47 percent of respondents who voiced concern over water pollution and 45 percent over climate change. The highest concern levels over GMO crops and foods came from Greece and Austria, both at 43 percent. Cyprus came third with 39 percent. Conversely, Malta was the least concerned at just 12 percent, followed by Finland with 14 percent.
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