Tuesday, March 17, 2009

President Barroso talks NGOs top representatives of Europe

On 26 March, CONCORD is bringing together about 100 senior leaders of European Development NGOs to debate on Europe and Development during a one day High Level Leadership Forum. The President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso has accepted to open the morning session on “How can Europe mitigate the impact of the economic crisis and climate change on developing countries?."

2009 is a key year for Europe with the elections of the European Parliament and the new Commission appointed. At a moment Development aid is under threat as a result of the global economic crisis, CONCORD believes it is utmost important to keep it at the top of the European agenda.

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