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EU development aid makes a real difference in the fight against poverty and inequality. But for seven years, the EU has failed to respect its own budgetary commitments on aid. In its long-term budget, the EU must take action to deliver on its promises, argues Oxfam’s Alessandra Croppi. Over the past 30 years, extreme poverty… » read more

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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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