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Med & South 18-01-2016

Georgieva mulls micro-levy to help finance refugee crisis

A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

Seamus Jeffreson: EU leaders divert aid money at our peril

If, instead of providing billions to Turkey to stop refugees, EU leaders had supported the countries hosting them three years ago, with a fraction of these funds, Europe and the world would be better off now, Seamus Jeffreson told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Bill Gates announces the ‘Breakthrough Energy Coalition’

As COP21 opened in Paris today (30 November), Bill Gates announced the “Breakthrough energy coalition” uniting the efforts of two dozens of other billionaire philanthropists such as Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos to sponsor energy that doesn’t produce carbon.
Development Policy 06-10-2015

UNCTAD: Forget innovative financing, increase ODA

One of the limitations of the current international financial system is the relative inability to provide desired levels of international finance for development, says a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published today (6 October).
Development Policy 02-10-2015

Commission says blending of funds produces ‘huge’ results

A senior European Commission official said that recent experience with the blending of funds, combining grant aid with non-grant resources, has shown results that are “too good”.
Central Europe 14-06-2012

Poland to issue special shale gas bonds

Poland may consider issuing special bonds to help its state-owned firms finance shale gas development as the EU seeks to gain more independence from costly Russian supplies, the country’s treasury minister said in an interview. 
Transport 20-10-2011

Barroso unveils ‘connecting Europe’ infrastructure plan

Aiming to re-launch growth and job creation, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso unveiled yesterday (19 October) a proposal to raise €50 billion for projects in the transport, energy and telecoms sector, using so-called "project bonds".
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