Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
06 Dec 2016 – 10:09 | No Comment

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has benefited a series of childhood diseases, yet only two innovative anti-cancer drugs have been authorised so far. Francoise Grossetete MEP analyses the impact of the legislation and points out …

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Integrated services: (how) does it work?
30 Mar 2016 – 15:15
Integrated services: (how) does it work?

Local public social services rise to the integration challenge.  John Halloran, CEO and Alfonso Lara Montero, Policy Director, The European Social Network share their experiences from a recent seminar on integrated services

On 5-6 November, more …

‘No forced migrant left behind’
30 Mar 2016 – 12:37
‘No forced migrant left behind’

The mounting migration crisis in Europe cannot be resolved by short-term solutions. To tackle this urgent humanitarian priority, we need a four-pronged approach with an emphasis on resilience building and sustainable development. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant …

Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda
28 Sep 2015 – 09:24
Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

As an author of European Parliament’s report on eu’s position on development aid, Pedro Silva Pereira, European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Financing for Development makes a checklist of some of the new policy deliverables and some …

The EU’s new strategy for sustainable development
24 Mar 2015 – 10:16
The EU’s new strategy for sustainable development

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica outlines the ambitious scope of the EU’s post-2015 development agenda.
In September 2015 the international community will come together in New York to agree a new framework …

Sustainable Development Goals: The politics of ‘development’
09 Mar 2015 – 13:46 One Comment
Sustainable Development Goals: The politics of ‘development’

As part of Government Gazette’s extended focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Olivia Arigho Stiles argues that the logic of sustainable development has been co-opted by transnational corporations and fails to tackle the power structures which allow global inequalities to …

Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments
04 Mar 2015 – 12:13
Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments

As part of Government Gazette’s extended focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Linda McAvan MEP argues that Europe’s leaders must make firm spending commitments in order to tackle the challenges of poverty and climate change.

Will …

China and Europe in Africa: Like a Jaguar racing a Ford Fiesta
27 Nov 2013 – 11:14
China and Europe in Africa: Like a Jaguar racing a Ford Fiesta

By Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations, SOAS

There is still far more trade between Europe and Africa, and far greater aid flows from Europe to Africa, than anything involving the Chinese at this moment in …

Technology Delusions in International Development
25 Nov 2013 – 16:50
Technology Delusions in International Development

By Kentaro Toyama, Researcher, UC Berkeley, School of Information

In 2004, I moved to Bangalore, India, to found a new research effort for Microsoft. Our goal was to explore how electronic technologies could contribute to …

Hunger Grains: Are EU Policies undermining Progress on Development?
25 Nov 2013 – 12:35
Hunger Grains: Are EU Policies undermining Progress on Development?

By Dr Duncan Green, Oxfam GB’s Senior Strategic Adviser

In recent years, there has been much to celebrate in terms of the role of agriculture in development. An intellectual turning of the tide has recognised …