Klaus Rudishhauser is the Deputy Director General of DG DEVCO at the European Commission. At the 2014 EU Development Days, spoke to EurActiv about the importance of development aid to Europe, the need for a sustainable development path, and EU funding.
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The challenges facing Europe today have global implications and require global solutions. From the Greek crisis to migration and climate change, the EU must seek answers beyond its borders, argues the European Think Tanks Group.
The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have already had a "huge impact in the world" and made it "a better place to live", according to the EU's development commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. While the world has not met all the targets, which they were supposed to do by 2015, the MDGs have paved the way for a "far more ambitious" post-2015 development agenda, Pielbalgs told EurActiv ahead of the European Development Days, a conference that will be held in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
After the Lampedusa tragedy, several EU leaders have called for development aid to be targeted toward countries, mostly in Africa, which are a major source of illegal immigration. See related article .
After the Lampedusa tragedy, several EU leaders have called for development aid to be targeted toward countries, mostly in Africa, which are a major source of illegal immigration. The European Commission admits that there is a link between giving aid and containing migratory flows, whilst insisting that the two tracks are completely separate.
Pauline Kibe, a volunteer currently specialising in institutional capacity-building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shares her experience on how she helped solve the issue of petty cash in an organisation she worked with. She spoke to EurActiv’s Georgi Gotev following a conference organised by VSO focusing on the role of human capital in development aid, held in Brussels on 2 December 2014.
In an interview with EurActiv, Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu described the impressive improvements of healthcare in his country over the last years, stressing that the reforms have been designed and implemented without following foreign prescriptions.