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Sunday, 17 December 2017

European Council
-17/18 October: European Council Meeting
Council of Ministers
-20/21 October: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
ACP Group

-17-20 October: Meeting of ACP Chief RECs and EPAs Chief Negotiators
-20/21 October: ACP/EU/CTO ICT Roundtable
Polish EU Presidency

-19/20 October: European Congress on Rural Development

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Ska Keller is a Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Greens from Germany. In this video, she explains how food security can be attained without the use of GMOs and speaks about development aid that never leaves developed countries.

ActionAid’s new report, Milking the Poor, shows that subsidised EU milk is causing unfair competition to poor farmers in Bangladesh, suppressing investment in the dairy industry and undermining the EU’s investments in food security. [...] In 2010 alone, the EU exported 378,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder to developing countries – mainly in Africa and the Middle East. A further 11% increase is projected for 2011.

The government of Spain has strengthened its cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) through a renewed commitment to support the operations of CARICOM Representation Office in Haiti (CROH) and the work of the Community in Haiti. This funding, directed through the Spanish government’s cooperation arm, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), will support the administrative operations and programme activities to undertaken by the CROH from October to December 2011.

The EU will re-prioritise its delivery of aid to developing countries to ensure maximum impact on poverty reduction. EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, this week presented the 'Agenda for Change' of EU Development policy and a new policy for EU budget support. These communications set out a more strategic EU approach to reducing poverty, including through a more targeted allocation of funding.

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