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Press releases related to the Committee's work can be found in the "Press releases" section under the "Home" menu of the Committee's webpage. Additional press releases are listed below.

MEPs: ‘Scale-up coordination and effectiveness in EU development policy.’

On 29 October, the Committee on Development adopted own-initiative report on “improving development effectiveness and efficiency of aid” presented by the Committee Chair, Tomas Tobé (EPP, Sweden). The vote was 23 in favour, 1 against and 0 abstentions.

Priorities of the German Presidency in Development Cooperation

On 28 September, Gerd Müller, German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, told the Development Committee that the presidency has several priorities on development.

Humanitarian Aid Priorities of the German Presidency

On Thursday 3 September, Niels Annen, Minister for State, at the German Federal Foreign Office, told the Development Committee that the presidency has two main priorities on humanitarian aid.

MEPs reiterate the need for a political solution to the Syria conflict

The Foreign Affairs and Development Committee Chairs deliver remarks during the ministerial meeting at the IV Brussels conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region.

ACP-EU Post-Cotonou: A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable

European Parliament insists that the future institutional framework must still include an ACP-EU joint parliamentary dimension.

COVID-19: MEPs call for €300 million EU pledge to the Vaccine Alliance

Parliament’s Committee on Development is calling for the EU to make an ambitious pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, during the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June.

COVID-19: ‘No one is safe until everyone else is safe’

On 29 May, Development Committee MEPs discussed COVID-19 impact in developing countries with the WHO, calling for strong solidarity and an efficient response.

Pledging marathon: “we need to accelerate the fight against the pandemic”

Statement by Tomas Tobé, Chair of European Parliament’s Committee on Development, on the launch of the pledging event “the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative”.

COVID-19: MEPs call for a strong EU action to help developing countries

On 21 April, Development Committee discussed EU measures to combat COVID-19 in developing countries, with International Partnerships Commissioner Urpilainen and Crisis Management Commissioner Lenarčič.

The pandemic knows no borders. Neither should the EU’s response.

Joint statement of the chairs responsible for external policies in the European Parliament on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the EU’s external action.

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