5 December Dec 2016 0952 05 December 2016
How European development aid makes a difference
In 2015, Europe provided €68 billion in development aid, which is over 50 % of all global aid efforts, with the main aim of eradicating poverty. EU imports from developing countries are worth €860 billion a year. Better EU aid coordination could free €800 million in additional development funding.
23 November Nov 2016 1005 23 November 2016
Towards a EU strategy to promote civic space ?
The state of the art, the concerns, the challenges and the proposals regarding the restrictions that civil society organizations are facing to their civic freedoms in many countries across the world,addressed by Civil Society Europe and its members.
21 November Nov 2016 1048 21 November 2016
COP22, companies and investors to cities and regions announce new commitments
The several key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Morocco last week, show determination from so many actors to turn climate commitments into reality. Here is who will do what.
16 November Nov 2016 1409 16 November 2016
We can help the people of CAR unleash their immense untapped potential
Ahead of the International conference for the Central African Republic taking place in Brussels on 17th November, Vita International, in partnership with Afronline.org and its African media partners, publishes a joint op-ed by Faustin-Archange Touadéra (President of the Central African Republic), Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission), Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Makhtar Diop (Vice-President of the World Bank).
16 November Nov 2016 1333 16 November 2016
A third of Eu citizens believes government officials and lawmakers are highly corrupt
Governments are doing a poor job at fighting corruption across Europe and Central Asia. New Transparency International report shows people fear speaking out against corruption
28 October Oct 2016 0201 28 October 2016
EU aid gap puts sustainable development at risk
The new aid target the EU set itself to reach the 0.7% target by 2030 is too long and too uncertain to deliver the financing needed to end global poverty by 2030, CONCORD Aidwatch report says
27 October Oct 2016 1036 27 October 2016
Harmonizing EU tax rules is good but commitment to tackle race to the bottom is a must
Oxfam welcomes the Commission's efforts to make taxation fairer and more effective in the EU, the fight against tax evasion and avoidance, and to close loopholes between EU countries and non-EU countries
27 October Oct 2016 0840 27 October 2016
There will be no soft Brexit for Britain’s poorest
According to the leading academic Kenneth Armstrong, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK are already suffering as a result of Brexit
26 October Oct 2016 0745 26 October 2016
Is the EU’s migration partnership approach with African countries balanced?
The implementation of the Valletta Action Plan and the EU Migration Compact for cooperation on migration with African countries are not perceived as balanced or as being conducted in a spirit of true partnership by all parties, writes ECDPM’s experts. This risks undermining the EU’s image as partner in the area of migration and development and may undermine principles of good donorship.
25 October Oct 2016 1029 25 October 2016
Are migrants taking away jobs from locals ?
According a new research, southern Europeans seem to be penalized by their high share of low- skilled workers, whom are more likely to compete with migrants for low value added occupations