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The European Commission’s proposal for a new European Consensus on Development emphasises the need for the EU and its member states to mobilise private resources for agricultural development. But the EU should re-think the kind of agriculture it wants to support if it intends to eradicate poverty.

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by Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Biofuel Expert What comes first: food or fuel? Ask your Member of the European Parliament Next week, the European Parliament will vote on the reform of Europe’s biofuels legislation. By a show of hands they will answer one very simple question: what comes first, food of fuel? To drive or… » read more

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  Aid builds hospitals, pays doctors’ salaries and buys textbooks and medical equipment. It isn’t charity; it’s a tiny but crucial investment to build a better, safer world. New figures from the OECD, released today, show that aid from EU-15 has fallen for the second year in a row, with a €10 billion shortfall on… » read more

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