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This briefing presents detail on the current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 that marks a turning point, in that it brings together all the EU’s different funds for development cooperation in a single instrument, in order to ensure consistency between different fields of external action.

Africa, a continent of strategic importance for the EU, has been in the spotlight of EU attention in recent years for a variety of reasons. In 2020, the Cotonou Agreement, which had governed EU-sub-Saharan Africa relations since 2000, was set to expire. The European Commission and EU High Representative adopted a joint communication in 2020, charting the way towards a new strategy for Africa. However, the sixth EU African Union Summit, planned for the end of 2020, was postponed due to the global ...

The proposed regulation establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument comes under Heading 6, 'Neighbourhood and the World', of the new multiannual financial framework (MFF), which sets out the main priorities for the European Union's external action from 2021 to 2027. The proposed instrument, which has a budget of €70.8 billion in 2018 prices, brings together ten separate instruments and funds that existed under the 2014-2020 MFF, as well as the European Development ...

During the April plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide on granting discharge for the 2019 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The first item on the agenda of the debate and vote on discharge 2019 is the report covering the European Commission (including six executive agencies) which is in charge of the management of the biggest share of the EU budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management ...

During the March II plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2017 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies), which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are ...

Senegal is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. Free and fair presidential elections in March 2012, for which the EU deployed an Election Expert Mission (EEM), brought Macky Sall to the presidency. The regular organisation of legislative elections, political pluralism, a free press, and a vibrant civil society are all proof of Senegal's democratic culture. Senegal has a long tradition of migration to the EU and other African countries, and today 5 % of its population live abroad ...

A general survey of development policy

Faktatietoja EU:sta 01-09-2017

Development policy lies at the heart of the European Union’s external policies. The EU has gradually enlarged its original focus on the African, Caribbean and Pacific states and now works with some 160 countries worldwide. The primary objective of the EU’s development policy is the eradication of poverty. Additional targets include defending human rights and democracy, promoting gender equality and tackling environmental and climate challenges. It is the world’s largest development donor.

Humanitaarinen apu

Faktatietoja EU:sta 01-09-2017

Humanitaarinen apu on EU:n ulkoisen toiminnan erityisala, joka reagoi ihmisen aiheuttamista ja luonnonkatastrofeista johtuviin tarpeisiin. EU:n pelastuspalveluasioista ja humanitaarisen avun operaatioista vastaava komission pääosasto (ECHO) rahoittaa avustusoperaatioita ja koordinoi jäsenvaltioiden politiikkoja ja toimia. Euroopan parlamentti ja EU:n neuvosto toimivat yhdessä lainsäätäjinä unionin humanitaarisen avun politiikan alalla ja osallistuvat globaaliin keskusteluun humanitaarisen toiminnan ...

Afrikka

Faktatietoja EU:sta 01-09-2017

EU:n ja Afrikan välisiä suhteita säännellään Cotonoun sopimuksella ja yhteisellä EU–Afrikka-strategialla, joissa kummassakin on poliittisia, taloudellisia ja kehitykseen liittyviä ulottuvuuksia. EU toimii aktiivisesti rauhan ja turvallisuuden edistämiseksi Afrikassa ja käy Afrikan unionin kanssa vuoropuhelua eri politiikanaloilla ja myös demokratian ja ihmisoikeuksien alan kysymyksistä. Muuttoliikkeestä on tullut Afrikan ja EU:n välisten suhteiden ydinkysymys. Euroopan kehitysrahasto on edelleen ...

During the April II plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2015 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are ...