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Development Policy 16-03-2017

EU’s New Consensus on Development needs support

With national discourse becoming increasingly insular, few politicians are brave enough to make the case for multilateralism on the domestic stage. But the need for multilateral action and effective support of development and growth outside Europe has never been greater, argues Werner Hoyer.
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN [World Economic Forum]
Global Europe 16-04-2014

Hole in the heart of Africa

"Desperate is an understatement", writes Ban Ki-moon on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). The recently approved UN peacekeeping mission gives European countries a heavy responsibility: bring security and stability to this nation in ruins.
Economy & Jobs 10-10-2013

The EU and Russia should enforce cooperation, starting from the regional level

Since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012, the EU's relationship with Russia has become increasingly strained. But both sides should realise the necessity of strategic economic cooperation, starting from the regional level, Denis Maksimov writes.