EU budget cuts expected to hit foreign aid hardest

From Aid | The Guardian Wed Feb 6 2013, 02:00:15

As European Union budget talks begin, its foreign aid funding is facing a bigger cut than any other line of spending

Foreign aid is expected to take the biggest hit in the EU budget, NGOs have warned, ahead of what promises to be another difficult summit.

Talks on the 2014-20 EU budget broke down in November, with David Cameron, calling on the EU to start living "in the real world" by recognising the need for financial belt-tightening in line with national austerity measures.

Just before a second attempt to break the deadlock begins in Brussels on Thursday, the prime minister's spokesman made clear that Britain is still holding out for further reductions in the €756bn ($1bn) budget proposal from the European commission.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls (news)
Premium Times
22 July 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into ... [read more]

Cote d'Ivoire:   Avoiding Victors' Justice (analysis)
Institute for Security Studies
22 July 2014

Senegal's Minister of Justice, Sidiki Kaba, calls the interplay between politics and justice an 'explosive relationship.' This turbulent liaison is one that has haunted many post-conflict processes. [read more]

South Africa:   Zuma to Send Delegation to Israel Over Gaza Invasion (news)
SouthAfrica.info
22 July 2014

President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation, led by former Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad, to Israel to convey South Africa's concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel's ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!