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Sunday, 22 April 2018

NGOs claim that European Union (EU) firms deprive economically struggling countries by dodging taxes. Concord, a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), stated that the tax revenues that are being withheld from these poorer countries add up to about $100 billion, due to the lack of appropriate EU policies.

The European Commission claims that it will continue to push for a proposed Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), despite a recent opinion from the European Council’s Legal Services which states that such a tax would be a violation of EU Law.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Fifty donor countries pledged 1.8 Billion Euro to Somalia through the “New Deal Compact” to rebuild the country’s political, economic, and security institutions. This compact is a three year plan, agreed upon recently at a conference in Brussels, to aid the development in this country, which has seen war for the past twenty years. Providing 521 million Euro over the past five years, the European Union (EU) has been the largest donor to Somalia.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The East African Community (EAC) Partnership fund has been granted EURO 2.9 million to support the acceleration of their regional integration agenda. The Belgian Government contributed EURO 900,00 to the EAC Partnership fund, while the government of Finland gave EURO 2 million specifically to the EAC regional projects and programmes.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

On 12 September, the European Parliament condemned the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the unconstitutional seizure of power in the Central African Republic (CAR) in March.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Approximately €124 million will be allocated to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by the European Union (EU), the European Commission announced on 9 September in Brussels.

The European Union (EU) should go beyond restating old commitments in global negotiations on financing for development, and rather adopt proactive measures, a policy paper recently released by a group of international organizations working in the field of development for cooperation (Concord, Eurodad and CAN Europe) reads.

The European Union (EU) offers fully-funded scholarships for students from developing countries selected in one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at European universities and institutions.

Monday, 09 September 2013

The European Commission is pushing for further public-private collaboration by seeking the closer involvement of development banks such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in order to maintain its position as biggest provider of development aid, but that requires governance reforms. EurActiv France reports.

Thursday, 05 September 2013

Even if the European Union has long preached its intention of correlating its development co-operation, humanitarian aid, and security and defense actions, the policies and measures it developed risk running totally separate ways,  the EUobserver notes.