Talking Europe

Development Aid: Austerity threatens EU funding

Despite the current crisis, the EU and its member states remain the world's top aid donor, funding more than half the development programmes across the globe. But austerity policies have seen most countries drastically reduce their contribution. Can Europe afford to remain generous?

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With our guests:

  • Nirj Deva, British MEP, Conservatives and Reformists Group;
  • Thijs Berman, Dutch MEP, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

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