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Friday, 20 April 2018

In 2013, European Investment Bank’s ACP Investment Facility celebrates ten years of existence. Since 2003, 3.4 billion EUR have been lent to 205 projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the EU’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) – mostly for the development of the private sector. This year (2013), the EU agreed to make available an additional 500 million for the Facility.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Two EU Commissioners put strong emphasis on environmental issues at a Brussels round-table discussion on proposed measures to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), held in the European Commission on 9 July, EurActiv reports.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar supplying states are appalled by the final agreement on the new EU agricultural policy (dating 26th June 2013), which stipulates the abolishment of EU beet and isoglucose sugar quotas in 2017, earlier than the initial proposal of 2020, made by the European Parliament, a common press statement released at the end of June 2013 reads.

Monday, 15 July 2013

On 5th of July, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released new data according to which, in 2012, France’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) was USD 12.1 billion (or 0.46% of French Gross National Income - GNI), under the 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio, to which it has committed together with other rich countries under the Millennium Development Goals.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

The EU Development Commissioner, Andris Pielbags, met with journalists on June 4 to discuss over the UN high-level panel on the post- 2015 development agenda report.

Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Namibia will be one of the countries affected by the EU’s decision of scaling down the funds to be received by some nations under the €31 billion 11th European Development Fund for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (approved by the EU for the next seven years), due to the new focus on fragile states, Devex informs.

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

The EU should better manage European development aid to reduce administrative costs, improve efficiency and deliver economies of scale, these are some of the recommendations made in a recently published research from the Centre for European Reform.

Setting up an Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) monitoring mechanism to asses the progress and the obstacles in the negotiation and implementation of the agreements – this was one of the recommendations made by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which met last week, between 17-19 June, in Brussels. Moreover, more flexibility from the part of the European Commission was requested.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The European Union will commit EUR 410 million for nutrition specific interventions between 2014-2020, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, announced at a donors' event on nutrition that took place in London on June 8.

Friday, 21 June 2013

SOS Faim’ June 2013 newsletter has been published. With a focus on the global fight against hunger and rural poverty, the newsletter includes articles covering current issues of interest, such as: the vote in the Belgian Parliament on the resolution on financial food speculation (read here); the role of the Belgian government in global land grabbing (here); and the FAIR (Support Fund for Rural Initiative), which facilitates access to credit for rice farmers in Mali (here).