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  • German diplomat: Three of four development projects in Africa fail

    Interview | Development Policy 11-04-2013

    Experience gained over the years shows that development cannot be governed from the outside, and this is why three out of four development projects in Africa fail, Volker Seitz, a German diplomat with a 17-years of experience in Africa, tells EURACTIV Germany.

  • Aid groups warn against EU sanctions on North Korean bank

    News | Global Europe 10-04-2013

    European aid groups operating in North Korea might have to hand-carry cash into Pyongyang, or stop work altogether, if Washington convinces the European Union to sanction the reclusive country's main foreign exchange bank, aid workers said.

  • Europeans almost absent from list of global thinkers

    News | Global Europe 20-12-2012

    Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi and Thei Sein head Foreign Policy magazine's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at number 12, is the highest-ranking European.

  • EU countries mull aid plans for drought-hit farms

    News | Agrifood 10-06-2011

    As farmers in northern Europe try to grapple with an unusually dry weather, France agreed yesterday (9 June) to spend between €500 million and €1 billion to help farmers affected by a spring drought that has parched fields and shrunk the supply of animal fodder. 

  • After Bin Laden, ‘a new hope’ for Afghanistan

    News | Global Europe 04-05-2011

    For people in the region of Tora Bora in Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden was a hero. Now that he is gone, there should be "change", argues Mina Wali, founder of a private school in the disadvantaged area.

  • Palestine/Israel: Time for donors to remove roadblocks

    Opinion | Med & South 12-04-2011

    Although the world's attention is fixed on the Arab Spring, human rights abuses continue in the Palestinian territories and the EU should consciously use its aid policy to push for an end to the blockade of Gaza and a moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank, argues Chris Bain of CIDSE.

  • Situation in Haiti worsening, Georgieva warns

    News | Global Europe 19-11-2010

    The situation in earthquake-hit Haiti, now hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, is likely to get worse before it gets better, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told the press yesterday (18 November).

  • Commission details action in cholera-hit Haiti

    News | Global Europe 25-10-2010

    The European Commission has defended its humanitarian action in Haiti, where an outbreak of cholera has killed at least 250 people following an earthquake in January that devastated the country's capital Port-au-Prince.

  • Greek rescue held hostage by Slovak election

    News | Elections 04-05-2010

    Eurozone member Slovakia will vote on financial aid for debt-laden Greece only after its June election, the country's prime minister said on 3 May, insisting that Athens must do its homework on spending cuts before receiving any Slovak cash.

  • EU, world generous with earthquake-hit Haiti

    News | Global Europe 01-04-2010

    Some 50 donors, among whom the largest was the EU, promised a total of 7.3 billion euros for the reconstruction of earthquake-hit Haiti at a conference in New York yesterday (31 March). The EU contribution amounts to €1.235 billion, the bloc's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton announced.

  • Greece’s austerity plan paves way for bailout

    News | Development Policy 04-03-2010

    Greece's draconian austerity measures announced yesterday (3 March) may pave the way for European Union government aid, easing fears that Greece could lose its ability to borrow from debt markets at affordable rates.

  • Gaza’s hell : Why the EU must change its policy

    Opinion | Med & South 20-01-2009

    "The EU has to restructure its failed strategy [in Gaza] and seek to bring the new US administration to a similar re-appraisal and policy change," argue Michael Emerson and Richard Youngs, associate senior research fellows at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and Natalie Tocci, senior research fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, in a January CEPS report.

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