Press Officer for Development issues: Eszter Balazs

Twitter account: @EP_Development

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On Tuesday, Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the EU Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument for 2021-2027, worth 70.8 billion EUR.

No EP consent to Post-Cotonou without parliamentary dimension.

The award ceremony for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, conferred upon the Belarusian democratic opposition, will be held on 16 December.

Parliament calls for better coordination of development aid to help partner countries hit the Sustainable Development Goals and realise the UN 2030 Agenda.

On Thursday, Dr Seth Berkley, Chief Executive of the GAVI, told the Development Committee that they plan to deliver two billion doses of safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines by 2021.

Committee on Development voted on a report on “improving development effectiveness and efficiency of aid”.

De democratische oppositie in Belarus heeft de Sacharovprijs 2020 gekregen voor de vrijheid van denken.

The democratic opposition in Belarus, Guapinol activists and Berta Cáceres, and the Archbishop of Mosul were shortlisted for the 2020 Sakharov Prize on Monday.

Joint Statement of the Co-Presidents of the ACP - EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on maintaining the Joint Assembly in the future Partnership Agreement.

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: