EU Budget: Development aid low-ranked in favour of EU’s own political interests

EU Budget: Development aid low-ranked in favour of EU’s own political interests

Today, the European Commission has released its communication on the Multi-annual Financial framework (2021-2027). CONCORD, the European Confederation of development NGOs, welcomes the budget dedicated to external actions but raises concern on the merge of external instruments allocated to development aid which will put aid objectives in jeopardy.

Future EU Budget: CONCORD’s reaction to the single External Instrument proposal

Future EU Budget: CONCORD’s reaction to the single External Instrument proposal

Ahead of the European Commission’s communication on the future EU budget, CONCORD reacts to the proposal of a single External Instrument. By merging 12 instruments into one in the next Multi-annual Financial Framework, the EU would not live up to its commitments on sustainable development. Read our redlines and concerns. 

Better results for the most marginalised – revision of the financial regulation

Better results for the most marginalised – revision of the financial regulation

In the framework of the Revision of the EU Financial Regulation, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director, took a part in an Awareness raising event. Discover his views and his recommendations on the revision, considering the decrease of public funding for NGOs and the increase of development and humanitarian challenges at the same time.

CONCORD reaction to EU budget summit

CONCORD reacts to the outcome of the February 7-8 EU budget summit (Brussels, 8/02/2013) EU leaders have agreed on a budget deal that makes a substantial 14.7% cut to European...