Mimica: We must stop poverty before its starts

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Commissioner-designate for Development Neven Mimica sailed through his hearing without difficulty, as MEPs from the development committee quizzed him on Monday.

Mimica said that his first priority was to help achieve an ambitious post-2015 millennium goals framework. The first millennium goals have delivered positive results, he said, adding that this should not lead to complacency.

“In order to maximise aids impact we will have to fully harness the potential of improve aid effectiveness, donor coordination and blending. Not to compensate for official aid, but to complement it. In addition we need to help our partners to increase their national resources including through good governance, better financial management, fighting tax evasion, and fair and effective taxation system.” Mimica added.

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