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During its May I plenary session, the European Parliament is due to vote on whether to grant discharge for the 2020 financial year to the EU's various institutions and bodies. First in line is the report on the European Commission and six executive agencies, responsible for the bulk of EU budget spending. Separate discharge is granted for management of the European development funds (EDFs). Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) recommends that Parliament grant the Commission and all ...

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 ...

Aperçu général de la politique de développement

Fiches thématiques sur l’UE 01-09-2017

La politique de développement se trouve au cœur des politiques extérieures de l’Union européenne. Initialement centrée sur les États d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique, la politique de développement de l’Union englobe désormais près de 160 pays dans le monde. L’objectif principal de la politique de développement de l’Union est d’éradiquer la pauvreté. S’y ajoutent la défense des Droits de l’homme et de la démocratie, la promotion de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes ainsi que la préservation ...

Humanitarian aid

Fiches thématiques sur l’UE 01-09-2017

Humanitarian aid is a specific area of EU external action. It responds to needs in the event of man-made or natural disasters. The Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations and coordinates Member States’ policies and activities. Parliament and the Council of the EU act as co-legislators in shaping the EU’s humanitarian aid policy and take part in the global debate on more effective humanitarian action.

Afrique

Fiches thématiques sur l’UE 01-09-2017

Les relations entre l’Union européenne et l’Afrique sont régies par l’accord de Cotonou et la stratégie commune Afrique-UE, qui comprennent tous deux une dimension politique, une dimension économique et une dimension relative au développement. L’Union œuvre activement à promouvoir la paix et la sécurité en Afrique et s’est engagée, aux côtés de l’Union africaine, dans plusieurs dialogues politiques, y compris sur la démocratie et les Droits de l’homme. La migration est devenue une composante essentielle ...