European Consensus on Development

European Consensus on Development

New EU development framework: self-interest trumps solidarity

EU governments have today furthered the recent trend of using development aid to advance their own short-sighted interests. They have adopted a new framework for the European Union’s development policy that neither listens to EU citizens nor focuses on eradicating poverty.

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Red lines for the EU's new development framework

The European Union is set to review its entire framework for development cooperation. This position paper sets out Oxfam's vision on the red lines that an improved policy should uphold.

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