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By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy adviser The money for development aid and humanitarian assistance under the new 2014-2020 EU budget falls short of what is needed to help the EU respond to today’s pressing global challenges including runaway climate change, food insecurity, resource constraints and growing inequality between rich and poor. With one in… » read more

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In this age of austerity, the forces of frugality are powerful; so is the temptation to defend national self-interest. The negotiations on the next 7-year budget of the EU are a case in point. And the biggest casualty of EU financial squabbles may well be humanitarian and development aid. Given the existing divergence of views… » read more

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Ireland’s six month EU presidency comes at a crucial moment for the Union, facing vital decisions on policies and a budget that will shape Europe and its role in the world in the next seven years and beyond. With various opportunities to be seized on the agenda, Ireland has a clear role in steering leadership… » read more

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