Press Officer for Development issues: Eoghan Walsh

Twitter account: @EP_Development

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The Global Europe fund will be used to support sustainable development in EU neighbourhood countries, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and the Caribbean.

At Wednesday's debate on ensuring global access to shots, there was a lack of consensus among MEPs on a temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines.

Development Committee MEPs want new funding for the pandemic, and called on Monday for centring Covid-19 recovery in EU development and humanitarian policies.

Europa und Afrika müssen von einer Geber-Empfänger-Beziehung abrücken, sagen die Abgeordneten und setzen sich für eine tiefere Beziehung zwischen den beiden Kontinenten ein.

On Tuesday, the EP Gender Equality Committee, in association with the Committee on Development, will discuss how to enhance gender equality and women's empowerment in the COVID-19 recovery.

On Thursday, MEPs on the Foreign Affairs and Development committees approved the provisionally agreed Global Europe instrument, which will finance the EU's coming external action priorities.

European and ACP members of Parliament support Chrysoula Zacharopoulou’s candidacy for the position of Co-President of the COVAX Council.

The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) calls on the EU to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good that is accessible to all.

The EU has a moral obligation to provide more support to vulnerable populations subjected to climate change in developing countries, said development MEPs on Thursday.

Parliament’s leading development MEPs are calling on the EU to pledge 300 million euros more to help developing countries obtain COVID-19 vaccines.