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Implementation and legacy of the European Year for Development (debate)

Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE ), in writing

The EU has called 2015 European Year for Development and once again proved to be a pillar in world development policy. We are the biggest donor of official assistance and development policy is an important area of our foreign policy. The primary objective of EU development cooperation is to reduce and eradicate poverty which has multiple and interlinked economic, political, and security causes. Not only that, our aim is to promote human rights and to spread democracy, good governance and the rule of law. Unfortunately, the ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises in neighbouring regions proved that development policy cannot achieve these objectives as a stand-alone policy, but must be integrated into a broader approach which combines foreign and security policy, trade and any other external action policy instruments. The EU need a comprehensive and coherent strategy for its development aid in order to meet the United Nations’ post 2015 development goals. Goals which are very, very difficult like goal number 16 – LIVE IN PEACE. It is not only a moral obligation, it is our duty to work for a stable, prosperous and more equitable world.

Тази публикация е достъпна и на следните езици: Bulgarian