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MEPs to scrutinize external EU Trust Funds and Turkey Refugee Facility

20-04-2021 - 10:16
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On 19 April, AFET, DEVE and BUDG committees had the first consideration of the joint implementation report that seeks to make a political evaluation of the EU Trust Funds (EUTFs) established since 2014 and extended until December 2021, as well as the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRT). Parliament has acknowledged the value-added of these extra-budgetary (EUTFs) and extraordinary (FRT) tools but has also voiced its criticism regarding its limited role in the scrutiny of their operations/disbursement. The report will assess the EUTFs/FRT implementation and make proposals for the way forward under the new Multiannual Financial Framework.

DEVE Members also adopted the report on "The role of the EU's development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in addressing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic" (co-rapporteurs: Hildegard Bentele (PPE) and Norbert Neuser (S&D)), with 16 in favour; 2 against and 8 abstentions.


Hearings Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia)
14-04-2021 - 17:18

Members of the Committee on Development met on 13 April to exchange views with Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management (10.00-12.00) and then with Marcos A. Orellana, Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (16.45-17.45).

CSW side event 2021
23-03-2021 - 10:00

On 23 March 2021, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), in association with the Committee on Development (DEVE), is organising the side event on "Enhancing gender equality and women's empowerment in the Covid-19 recovery”. The side event will take place between 17.00 – 18.45 CET (12.00 – 13.45 EST).

Migration and Gender Issues
22-03-2021 - 15:56

On 22 March, 16.50-17.40, MEPs from DEVE, AFET and LIBE committees will debate on foreign affairs council of 15 March on the external aspects of EU migration policy with Eduardo Cabrita, Portuguese Minister of Home Affairs, Portuguese Presidency of the Council; Monique Pariat, Director – General, Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, DG HOME and Lotte Knudsen, acting Deputy Secretary General / Managing Director for Global Affairs, European External Action Service

Girls at school
22-03-2021 - 09:49

Members of the Development Committee will join Members of the Budgetary Control Committee on the presentation by ECA Member Hannu Takkula of the ECA Special Report on 'EU humanitarian aid for education: helps children in need, but should be longer-term and reach more girls', that will take place Tuesday 23 March from 10.30-12.00, remote participation via Spinelli 1G3.

Tomas Tobé
18-03-2021 - 11:59

On the agenda: • Challenges and prospects for the current global humanitarian situation • Access to COVID-19 vaccines for developing countries • Current challenges in development cooperation, from an international partnership perspective

The Parliament will debate about the situation in Burundi
12-03-2021 - 16:39

On 16 March, Members of the Development committee will join Members of the Subcommittee on Human rights to discuss the situation in Burundi in the presence of Doudou Diène, President and Françoise Hampson, Commissioner of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. The meeting will take place remotely from 16:45 until 17:45.

Young child sitting in the street in Mozambique
12-03-2021 - 16:39

On 17 March, MEPs from the Committees on Development and on Foreign Affairs will exchange views with the EEAS and the European Commission on relations with Southern Africa – focussing on Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. The meeting will take place from 13:15 until 15:45.

Hearings Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia)
12-03-2021 - 13:52

Members of the Development Committee met remotely on 25 February to exchange views on the humanitarian situation and the EU humanitarian response in relation to COVID-19, with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič. Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE) also presented the report on the role of development policy in the response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, in the context of the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, for which she is rapporteur.

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