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As a follow-up to our much discussed report on the EU’s external aid policy, on Sunday we published a new briefing looking at the effectiveness of EU assistance to North Africa and the Middle East. The EU’s funding effort towards its Southern neighbour…

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In a new report released yesterday, we examine the EU’s €12bn external aid budget and question who is it actually for? As the waves of protests in Africa and the Middle East prompt some much needed reflection on the West’s foreign policies, we thin…

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After a tumultuous five-plus-months of discussions, EU negotiations over the 2011 budget broke down two days ago, leaving an array of despondent MEPs, Commissioners and eurocrats to lament a ‘budgetary crisis’.Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso l…

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A famous Chinese proverb says: “When the finger points at the moon, the foolish man looks at the finger”. We don’t know if EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva (in action in the picture) is familiar with Chinese proverbs, but this …

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