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DEVE Committee meeting on 27 January

26-01-2021 - 18:03
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Members of the Committee on Development (DEVE) will meet remotely (via room Antall 6Q2) from 09.00-10.45 and then from 16.45-18.45.
In the morning, MEPs will vote on several files and discuss the Humanitarian situation in Yemen.
In the afternoon, Francisco André, Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation will present the Portuguese Presidency priorities in the field of humanitarian aid and development.

List of votes foreseen for the day:

  • Report: "A new EU-Africa Strategy - a partnership for sustainable and inclusive development" (rapporteur: Chrysoula Zacharopoulou (Renew))
  • Decision on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Honduras on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products to the European Union (Consent and motion for non-legislative resolution - rapporteur: Hildegard Bentele (PPE))

Von besonderem Interesse

A group of Ethiopian girls
26-01-2021 - 17:59

On 26 January, two meetings took place jointly with other committees: • Meeting with the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT): presentation of the Court of Auditors Special Report on Development Aid to Kenya. • Meeting with the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET): exchange of views on the situation in Ethiopia with Hirut Zemene, Ambassador of Ethiopia, the EEAS and the Commission.

Farmer spraying pesticide in paddy field
21-01-2021 - 17:02

This study, requested by DEVE, provides a broad perspective on the main trends regarding the use of pesticides in developing countries and their impacts on human health and food security.

Three small glass jars containing coins
21-01-2021 - 14:15

This study, requested by DEVE, provides details of the latest advances in the cash-for-development tools (Microcredits and cash transfers) at a time when the EU is reshaping its development finance tools for the 2021-27 period.

Syrian women and girls in an informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2017
20-01-2021 - 13:35

DEVE Members exchanged views with the European Commission and NGOs on the humanitarian situation in Lebanon and Syria.

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
20-01-2021 - 13:33

The meeting was organised jointly with AFET, where MEPs reported back on the negotiations establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument.

The democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative of brave women and political and civil society figures. ©Nadia Buzhan/Nasha Niva
07-01-2021 - 17:34

On 14 December, a joint AFET/DEVE/DROI meeting saw the participation of the 2020 Sakharov Prize laureate: the democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative uniting prominent Belarusian political and civil society figures.