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14-15 June: next meetings of the Committee on Development

11-06-2021 - 18:04
Members of the Committee on Development will meet remotely on 14 and 15 June to exchange views on:
  • Exchange of views with the Commission on alleged sexual abuses by humanitarian aid workers in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the EU's humanitarian response to the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh (Monday, 13:45-15:45)
  • Exchange of views with with Pekka Haavisto, Special European Envoy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland on his recent visit to Ethiopia and Sudan (jointly with AFET Committee, Tuesday 9:15-10:30)

On 14 June, they will also vote on a joint DEVE/AGRI Oral Question on contribution to transforming global food systems to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (Monday, 13.45).

Von besonderem Interesse

Tomas Tobé on the screen, chairing the session
11-06-2021 - 17:56

The Conference will take place under the joint auspices of the European Parliament and of the Portuguese Parliament and is organised in cooperation with the German and Slovenian Parliaments. The Committee on Development will be participating in the first session on "The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on migration and asylum policies", on 14 June, from 11.00-12.30.

Happy African farmer
11-06-2021 - 17:56

Together with FAO, WWF and activists on the ground, Development Committee MEPs will debate the nexus between food security and biodiversity at the European Development Days. On Tuesday 15 June 2021 from 10:35 – 11:35, the Committee on Development (DEVE) is hosting a High-Level panel entitled "Diverse, local, indigenous: Pathways for food security and conservation".

Borrell-COVID-19-disinformation report
11-06-2021 - 17:38

Following the adoption of the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Global Europe in June's plenary, DEVE and AFET MEPs will host the first high-level geopolitical dialogue on the Instrument with Josep BORRELL, Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative, Jutta URPILAINEN, Commissioner for International Partnerships, and Olivér VÁRHELYI, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement (Tuesday, 14:45-18:45, partly in camera)

Three small glass jars containing coins
04-06-2021 - 16:51

On 26 May, Members of the Development Committee debated on "Cash for development? The use of microcredits and cash transfers as development tools", with the authors of the study.

City of Hô Chi Minh
04-06-2021 - 16:02

On Wednesday 26 May 2021 (16.45-19.15), the Committees on Development (DEVE), in association with the Committee on Women's Rights (FEMM) held a public hearing on addressing inequalities in developing countries, with specific reference to the COVID pandemic.

Tomas Tobé, Chair of the Committee on Development
20-05-2021 - 12:24

During the May plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, MEPs debated on how to accelerate progress and tackle inequalities towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, based on an oral question to the Commission and a Resolution adopted in the Committee on Development on 13 April (rapporteur: Tomas Tobé). The debate was followed by a vote on the motion for Resolution, which was adopted with 468 in favour, 63 against and 162 abstentions.

Refugees in Agadez, Niger in June 2018
17-05-2021 - 12:19

On 10 May, Members of the Development Committee held an exchange of views with Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on forced displacement situation - global challenges and prospects.

The new Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, at her Hearing in the European Parliament in October 2019
07-05-2021 - 11:11

On 22 April, Members of the Development Committee exchanged views with Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, on the Commission Work Programme.