Launch of the European Year for Development 2015  

Plans for the European Year for Development (EYD2015), which aims to show how development cooperation benefits both rich and poor and help shape the global development agenda for the next 15 years, will be debated with Commissioner Neven Mimica and the Council on Wednesday. An EYD2015 opening event takes place in Riga (Latvia) on 9 January, under the banner “Our world, our dignity, our future”.

EYD2015 also marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals agreed at the UN in 2000. A new set of global development goals for the next 15 years is to be decided in September in New York.

Procedure: Council and Commission statements (without resolution)

Debate: Wednesday 14 January