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The Opportunity of the Italian Presidency

A few days before European Development ministers meet in Florence as part of the Italian EU Presidency, Director of CONCORD, Seamus Jeffreson, outlines future work on food security, agriculture, and the role of the private sector in development.

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2013 AidWatch Report

European aid to poor countries is stalling two years ahead of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals deadline, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 member states reveals the new Concord AidWatch report published today on the International Day for Poverty Eradication.

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European NGOs warn against cutting EU external spending

The European Union needs a strong aid budget to maintain its global anti-poverty efforts outline European Development NGOs of Concord ahead of the 7-8 February EU budget summit. In November 2012, EU Council President Van Rompuy suggested a €13bn cut for EU external spending compared to the European Commission’s proposal, reducing the Heading 4 proposal by 13% and the proposed amount for European Development Fund by 11%. Now it seems that future European aid spending could be under greater threat.

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EU must stop bio-fuelling injustice and hunger in Africa

The European Union’s biofuel policy continues to threaten food security and increase land grabs in Africa, shows a new report to be presented today in Brussels by the EuropAfrica platform and FIAN, ‘(Bio)fuelling injustice: Europe’s responsibility to counter climate change without provoking land grabbing and compounding food insecurity in Africa’. The report can be downloaded here www.europafrica.info.

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Brussels Development Briefing: Food Price Volatility

The Brussels Development Briefing organised by CTA in cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Concord and various other partners, will take place on 30 November 2011 in Brussels and focus on food price volatility. Afronline.org will cover the event in collaboration with African independent newspapers.

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Broken promises to Africa litter the aftermath of global crisis

Oct27

It seems that, once again, Africa and the rest of the developing world have been short-changed, given the broken promises in the wake of the global economic implosion, Francis Kokutse reports from Stockholm.

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