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Marta Latek

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Growing impact of EU migration policy on development cooperation

The sudden substantial increase in the number of migrants in recent years has had a profound effect on the external relations dimension of European Union migration and asylum policy. Continue reading

European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Commission took the opportunity provided by the September 2016 proposal for mid-term review/revision of the 2014-2020 MFF to propose the creation of a new innovative financial instrument – the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). Continue reading

The reintegration of returning migrants [Policy Podcast]

Returning more and more migrants with irregular status to their countries of origin has become a key European Union aim in efforts to reduce illegal migration. Continue reading

Le soutien de l’UE aux pays en développement [What is Europe doing for its citizens?]

Written by Marta Latek, Dans un monde secoué par des guerres, des désastres naturels de plus en plus fréquents et des crises migratoires sans précédent, l’Europe tente de garder le cap de sa politique de développement sur la lutte contre la pauvreté. Même si le nombre de personnes vivant dans l’extrême pauvreté continue de diminuer, … Continue reading

The New European Consensus on Development

Written by Marta Latek and Anne Vernet, On 12 May 2016, the Foreign Affairs Council decided to formally launch the review of EU development policy mainly to adapt and update the EU’s development policy to reflect the universally applicable and broad in scope, new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also to reinforce aspects such … Continue reading

Conflict minerals [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Marta Latek, After lengthy interinstitutional negotiations concluded in a trilogue agreement with the Council, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading position, during the March II part-session, on a proposed regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, as well as their ores, and gold originating … Continue reading

South Africa: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Marta Latek and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), South Africa is that continent’s second largest economy (and until recently the largest) and a top-ranked trade partner in Africa for both exports to and imports from the EU. This infographic, produced in close cooperation between EPRS … Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit – Wanted: Humanity

Written by Clare Ferguson and Marta Latek, Whether the situation in Turkey was a factor in the choice of venue for the first ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016, is unconfirmed. According to the European Commission, however, with some 3.1 million refugees on its territory, the country is currently the largest host of … Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 [Plenary podcast]

Written by Marta Latek, The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), on 23 and 24 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, will bring together a panoply of representatives of world governments, business, and civil society, in order to find a way to improve humanitarian responses to increasingly challenging conditions. The May plenary is due to hear from … Continue reading

Policy Coherence for Development: still some way to go

Written by Marta Latek Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) has become an EU legal obligation, after years of slow progress. PCD aims to incorporate development concerns in non-aid policies in order to minimise contradictions, and if possible, create synergies between policies. However, despite a reiterated political commitment and reinforcement of the institutional framework to follow … Continue reading

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) – State of play and prospects for reform

Written by Marta Latek Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are found in more than 3 000 international investment treaties, but have been increasingly criticised in recent years. International investment agreements, and the ISDS mechanism, were originally created to protect investors from arbitrary expropriation and ensure non-discriminatory treatment for foreign investments, in countries considered risky. In … Continue reading

The post-2015 development agenda

Written by Marta Latek Fruit of two different but increasingly converging processes, the post-2015 sustainable development agenda is set to become the universal framework guiding global and national efforts to support human development in conjunction with environmental durability, from 2016. As the final stage in negotiations approaches, the post-2015 agenda is taking shape in a … Continue reading

Le défi de la coordination des politiques européennes de développement

Written by Marta Latek Le poids que représente pour les pays en développement la gestion d’un nombre croissant de (petits) projets, combiné avec un nombre grandissant de donateurs de plus en plus divers – “la fragmentation de l’aide” – est largement reconnu comme nuisible à l’efficacité de l’aide voire à sa légitimité. Les instances internationales … Continue reading

European Year for Development 2015

Written by Marta Latek In this time of economic crisis, when Europeans are increasingly tempted to focus on overcoming their own problems, the EU invites us to look to the developing world, keeping the EP’s motto ‘Our world, our future, our dignity’ in mind. 2015 EYD – how it all started Since 1983, the EU … Continue reading

Sakharov Prize 2014: Tending the scars of sexual violence in DRC

Written by Marta Latek Dr Denis Mukwege, a 59-year-old gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won the 2014 Sakharov Prize. The attribution of Europe’s top human rights prize is recognition for Dr Mukwege’s perseverance and courage in his efforts to help rape survivors over the past 16 years. A fervent advocate of … Continue reading

Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Written by Marta Latek For more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in particular its eastern regions, has faced a chronic and complex humanitarian crisis. Fuelled by ethnic resentment, impunity due to state fragility, and the profits from robbery and illegal exploitation of natural resources, armed groups proliferate, committing human-rights abuses … Continue reading

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