EU Aid: Total shift required to Leave No One Behind – Aidwatch Report 2019

EU Aid: Total shift required to Leave No One Behind – Aidwatch Report 2019

For the second consecutive year, EU aid spending has decreased. Despite the well-received 25% reduction in inflated aid, EU aid is still decreasing after discounting these components. This means that, at the current rate of growth, the EU will only meet the 0.7% ODA/GNI target in 2061, as revealed by the CONCORD AidWatch 2019 Report.

The Ideal Interview of Josep Borrell

The Ideal Interview of Josep Borrell

Next week, Josep Borrell will be facing the European Parliament for a hearing during which he will be tested on his suitability for the role of High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. CONCORD came up with interview questions that MEPs could ask during the vetting process as well as the ideal answers that the HRVP designate could use to prepare for the interview. Time to imagine the perfect candidate and play the role model!

The Ideal Interview of Jutta Urpilainen

The Ideal Interview of Jutta Urpilainen

Next week, Jutta Urpilainen will be facing the European Parliament for a hearing during which she will be tested on her suitability for the role of International Partnerships Commissioner. CONCORD came up with interview questions that MEPs could ask during the vetting process as well as the ideal answers that the Commissioner designate could use to prepare for the interview. Time to imagine the perfect candidate and play the role model!

The new EU Commission – is it actually good news for Sustainable Development?

The new EU Commission – is it actually good news for Sustainable Development?

On Tuesday, Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, announced the different portfolios and Commissioners-designate for the future College of Commissioners. CONCORD Europe recognises that the new architecture is based on strong political intentions but has concerns about how sustainable development will realistically be implemented throughout the different portfolios.