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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 - Strasbourg OJ edition

Explanations of vote

Text tabled : B7-0574/2011

  Pino Arlacchi (S&D), in writing. I voted for this resolution because it stresses the fact that mobilising domestic resources in partner countries is the key to sustainable development. I expect the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to produce tangible results as regards more effective aid. Despite the progress noted by the EU Accountability Report 2011 on Financing for Development, Member States must take urgent steps in order to honour their commitment to give 0.7% of their GNI, and they also should improve their donor coordination, joint programming and the division of labour in the field.

The EU development policy should aim to eliminate structural obstacles to the poverty eradication goal by implementing policy coherence for development between EU policies on agriculture, trade, investment, tax havens, access to raw materials and climate change. In addition to that, the Commission should include, as a matter of priority, the fight against misuse of tax havens and against tax evasion and illicit capital flight in its development policy.

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