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EU development commissioner defends role of private sector in aid projects

The EU is the world’s largest overseas aid donor, something it is proud of, but it still gives less than the OECD target of 0.7% of gross national income. Neven Mimica, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, tells us why he thinks bringing in private investment is the only way forward when it comes to meeting our development goals.

Critics, however, say this puts the focus on big business rather than the people in need, makes aid contingent on migration control and qualifies security spending as development assistance.

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2018-01-13 European Union

Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

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2018-01-13 European Union

2018 begins: A happy new year for Europe?

For our first Talking Europe debate of 2018, we’re peering into our EU-regulation crystal ball, to give you some predictions for the year ahead on the continent. Joining us are...

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2017-12-22 space

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: To the ISS and beyond

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2017-12-22 AfD

Talking Europe in 2017: Brexit, French elections and Catalonia separatism

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2017-12-16 culture

Europe's 'soft power': EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on European identity

Sport, culture, youth and education: the portfolio handled by EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics may sound like a lot of fun, but he says it's one of the most important policy...

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