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Latest update : 2017-06-12

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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2017-10-14 tax evasion

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

In Europe, Internet giants are taking advantage of the patchwork of different tax arrangements that exist to pocket large sums of money for themselves - leaving the taxman...

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2017-10-14 Europe

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

The head of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc’s regions and cities, and denies that its regional policy and funding have...

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2017-07-10 Brexit

What next on Brexit? EU parliament says progress 'not sufficient'

It's the biggest earthquake to shake the European Union and progress on the UK's exit from the bloc is not up to scratch. That was the message sent by MEPs who recently backed a...

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2017-10-07 Catalonia

Spain's FM says Catalan claims of violence exaggerated

Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has spoken to FRANCE 24 as the ongoing crisis over Catalonia's push for independence shows little sign of abating.

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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