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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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Development Policy 22-03-2013

Austerity driven Europe could miss UN development goals

Eradicate extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education and combat HIV. These are only a few of the proposals made by the UN in 2000 to free people from multiple deprivations. This pledge turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals. 13 years later, as Europe lives on of the worst crisis in decades, economic and fiscal pressure will see many member states missing their targets in fighting poverty reduction. Europe fears that foreign aid will be among the first casualties of long-term austerity measures.
Euro & Finance 17-07-2012

IMF cuts growth forecast in a call to action

The International Monetary Fund yesterday (16 July) cut its forecast for global economic growth and warned against a further dip if policymakers in the eurozone do not act decisively to quell their region's debt crisis.
Euro & Finance 17-12-2010

IMF votes to shift more power to emerging economies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday (16 December) that its board of governors had approved reforms that will shift more voting power to emerging-market countries like China.
Regional Policy 30-06-2010

EU pushes for all-year-round tourist season

To help the European tourist sector recover from a two-year crisis, the European Commission is preparing a number of actions to prolong the tourist season, according to plans due to be presented today (30 June).