About: David Miliband

Politics 22-02-2017

The Brief: Britain is not ready to take back control of its borders

Taking back control of Britain’s borders is not going to be as simple as painting a slogan on the side of a big, red bus.
Africa 22-02-2017

Attacks on UK aid budget are ‘fake news’, says Miliband

The President of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, has condemned British media attacks on the UK’s aid budget as “fake news”.
Brexit 20-04-2016

Will Brexit make the EU more pro-Russian?

Asked if Brexit will make the EU more pro-Russian, international experts with different backgrounds approached by EURACTIV were not unanimous in their assessment. However all said that without the UK, the EU will be weaker internationally.
Brexit 20-01-2016

Cameron tells EU to relax Jordan trade restrictions to help refugees

British Prime Minister David Cameron will call on EU leaders to relax trade rules with Jordan to help spur economic growth and help "hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees across the region to work". 
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The most valuable resource to fight Ebola is local staff and leaders

The Ebola epidemic has been beaten back by local community education, mobilization and organization led by trusted figures in the diverse communities in West Africa, David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said in a speech on Wednesday (3 March).
Global Europe 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The world needs the EU more than ever

David Miliband, the UK Foreign Secretary between 2007 to 2010, told EURACTIV that in his present capacity as President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), he was often told by colleagues that the EU should get its act together and play a bigger role in global affairs.
Jan Egeland, General Secretary at Norwegian Refugee Council
Development Policy 26-09-2014

EU leadership in an age of crises

The world needs an outward-looking European Union that uses its unique suite of hard and soft power to make vital change around the world, argue Jan Egeland and David Miliband who call upon the Commissioner-designate for humanitarian affairs, Christos Stylianides, to give urgent attention to three key challenges.
Development Policy 14-08-2014

Trouble amid plenty in emerging Africa

The ‘Africa Rising’ narrative of economic success has to be tempered with appreciation of the costs imposed by a conflict belt stretching from Mali to Somalia, and the consequent need for sustained humanitarian aid, writes David Milliband.
Brexit 10-09-2013

UK’s Labour opposition mulls in/out EU referendum pledge

The UK’s opposition Labour party is considering matching the Conservative’s offer of an “in/out” referendum on EU membership in a marked policy shift ahead of the next UK general election in 2015. A decision could be announced at Labour Party's annual conference in Brighton later this month, EURACTIV understands.
Brexit 10-09-2009

EU’s next big project an ‘environmental union’

In a commentary sent to EURACTIV, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband calls on EU leaders to show more ambition in their efforts to close a new UN-sponsored climate treaty this December and suggests that EU countries embark on a new "environmental union".

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