European leaders will discuss energy security, climate and energy priorities from now until 2030. How far European leaders decide to go has implications beyond Europe’s doorstep, Natalia Alonso writes.
Overseas development aid (ODA) jumped 6.1% last year to reach a record $134.8 (€97.8) billion, according to new figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking a “rebound” after two years of falling donations.
Within the course of five days, Brussels will play host to Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. As the international community looks to keep global warming under 2°C, these leaders must insist on the same, writes Natalia Alonso.
European leaders show signs they are hardening their positions on tax abuses - evasion, the use of offshore centres and information sharing are all on the agenda. But these political noises need to be turned into action, argues Natalia Alonso.
The EU's failure to stand up for the world's poorest people and take the lead at last week's aid summit in South Korea was worrying, said Oxfam's EU office head Natalia Alonso in an interview with EURACTIV.