Campaigners warn reducing European development fund by 11% would leave world's poorest 'paying the highest price'
The EU's aid programmes for some of the world's poorest countries face steep cuts ahead of a crunch EU budget summit starting on Thursday.
With Britain among those calling for cuts, not just a freeze, in the EU's 2014-20 €1 trillion budget, campaigners fear the organisation's aid budget will take a disproportionate hit.
The president of the European council, Herman Van Rompuy, last week proposed cutting the European development fund (EDF), which mainly targets sub-Saharan Africa, by 11% compared with figures put forward by the European commission.[view whole blog post ]