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Development Policy 18-10-2016

French auditors launch assault on ‘Solidarity Tax’ for world aid

France's Solidarity Tax on air travel is a major source of funding for health programmes in the world's poorest countries. But Paris auditors have said it unfairly penalises Air France. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 04-05-2016

Rising medicine costs burden global health systems

France is leading calls for the G7 to act against the inflation of medicine prices. Treatment costs are rising in rich countries, but can be even higher in the developing world. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 21-01-2016

Ebola epidemic reveals gaps in research into diseases of poverty

The Vaccine Alliance has announced that it will fund research into an Ebola vaccine. Without public funding, laboratories often ignore illnesses that affect the poorest patients. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 10-04-2015

French development aid falls below EU average

The French budget for official development assistance (ODA) fell for the fourth year running in 2014. The latest cut of 10% since 2013 has left French ODA below the European average. EURACTIV France reports
Flooding in Dhaka in 2004.
Development Policy 08-01-2015

Hollande will ‘use FTT to fight climate change’

The Financial Transaction Tax, initially designed to be used for development aid, fighting epidemics and climate change, could now be diverted entirely to the climate. EURACTIV France reports
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Development Policy 26-03-2013

The 2014-2020 EU Aid Budget: Enough to do the job?

Europe’s leaders are in the final stages of negotiating one of the world’s biggest aid budgets. But how committed are they to delivering on promises to sustain the EU’s involvement in developing economies? In austerity-hit Europe, should development be prioritised and how? What will 2013 and beyond bring for those in the EU’s development sector?

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