Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Reform and focus of EU aid and development policy

The summer 2007 issue of 'Europe's World' contains several articles on the EU's development policy and aid management.

The article by Jean-Michel Severino, head of AFD (French Development Agency), assesses why streamlining Europe's massive but fragmented aid effort is a major challenge. MEP Anders Wijkman analyses the new Development Policy Statement, for which he is the European Parliament's rapporteur. And Portugal's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation makes a plea for a more consistent approach towards the coherence of development and security policies.