Private sector development is crucial to stabilising the most vulnerable countries. But ensuring businesses respect social and environmental standards is a real challenge, Anne-Sophie Rakoutz told EURACTIV France.
Slums develop as a response to poor city planning and a lack of affordable accommodation. While they exist all over the world, up to 90% of the population of the poorest countries live in these insecure settlements, Pierre-Arnaud Barthel told EURACTIV France.
France is pushing to accelerate the adoption of the European Passenger Name Record (PNR). The French Minister of State for European affairs urged MEPs to support the bill, and to reach an agreement by the end of the year.
The EU and the developed countries need to more forcefully direct their resources and attention to “the belt of crisis” stretching from Somalia to Mali, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
The global aid operation in the Central African Republic risks failure unless proper monitoring and verification procedures are put into place, with help from better-coordinated peacekeepers, in for the long-haul, says Father Aurelio Gazzera.