About: Michael Gahler

Europe's East 10-04-2018

EU-backed programme promotes decentralisation of politics in Ukraine

After centuries of being dependent on a central power, the villages of Ukraine are starting to feel the benefits of self-governance thanks to a European Union-backed program called U-LEAD, which has already tripled rural resources and boosted sleepy economies. EURACTIV's media partner efe-epa reports.
Merkel's Africa commissioner criticised the EU's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Africa saying it contradicts development aid efforts. [Nooke}
Development Policy 07-11-2014

EU-Africa free trade agreement ‘destroys’ development policy, says Merkel advisor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Africa Commissioner, Günter Nooke issued harsh criticism of the EU’s joint free trade deal with multiple African countries, claiming the EPA counteracts Europe’s development policy efforts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
MEP Michael Gahler, pictured here with a member of the Pan-African Parliament, sees great potential in Kenya for renewable energies. [EP]
Development Policy 21-10-2014

German MEP: Kenya must ‘restore trust’ amid terror attacks

Kenya is considered a democratic and economic role model in Africa, but terror attacks and a corrupt state are tarnishing the country’s image, says Michael Gahler, outlining Kenya’s future prospects and enormous economic potential. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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