About: peace and security

Future EU 08-02-2018

Matthieu Ricard: Europeans must rediscover trust

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard warned against taking the European Union for granted as it is an "immense factor of peace".
Development Policy 06-09-2016

Development aid and security spending in Africa’s Sahel region are ‘inextricably linked’

Strict aid accounting rules mean the international community is reluctant to finance security operations in Africa's troubled Sahel region, leaving France all but alone in tackling this sensitive issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 24-08-2016

EU foreign policy risks fuelling displacement and terror

While the EU’s foreign policy recognises the importance of promoting peace and stability beyond its borders, it also emphasises the need to align development aid with strategic priorities. This is indicative of a wider risk, writes Kloe Tricot O’Farrell.
Global Europe 17-09-2014

Time for the EU to take innovative approaches to peacebuilding on board

The EU as a global actor has yet to maximise its peacebuilding potential on the international scene, writes Paul Murphy.
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Development Policy 02-04-2014

EU pledges extra funds for peace and security in Africa

As African and European leaders are meeting for a 4-day Summit in Brussels, where more that 80 nations are attending, the European Union pledged on Wednesday to spend an extra 800 million euros on peacekeeping missions in Africa.
Development Policy 29-05-2013

Development goes hand-in-hand with peacemaking, EU official says

Poverty is aggravated by the absence of peace and security, so the EU should not only provide development aid to but also get actively involved in negotiating solutions to conflict, said the EU special representative to the Horn of Africa.