Belgium has suspended part of its aid programme to Rwanda in response to the country's poor human rights record. The conditionality of aid is a subject of disagreement among European countries. EURACTIV France reports.
On 27 January 2015 partners of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will gather in Berlin, Germany to back Gavi’s ambitious plan to immunise an additional 300 million children against potentially fatal diseases between 2016 and 2020 and save a further five to six million lives.
Unlike Malta’s Karmenu Vella, who was targeted by MEPs hoping to reveal his weaknesses through his hearing, the screening of Croatia’s Neven Mimica, Commissioner-designate for Development held yesterday (29 September) appeared to be a formality.
The EU's new strategy for the developing world should be good news for the microfinance sector as is fosters the kind of sustainable growth that the EU is looking for, writes Christoph Pausch, executive secretary of the European Microfinance Platform.
The EU's controversial banana regime is again on the agenda of EU Foreign ministers. On 5 July, the Commission has proposed a new strategy to end its long-term conflict with the rules of the World Trade Organisation.
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