Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development 2013
(Sept 2013) The report looks at how some EU policies negatively affect developing countries in the areas of financing for development, food security, natural resources and climate change.
Some EU policies are having major negative impacts on the lives of the poor in developing countries. The EU has a legal obligation, known as ‘Policy Coherence for Development’ set out in the Lisbon Treaty of 2009, that it must make sure its policies are coherent with the EU's own international development objectives, focusing on poverty eradication.
This article implies that the aims and objectives of EU development cooperation are not undermined by other EU policies, such as those on climate, trade, energy, agriculture, migration, and finance matters.
The report follows the stories of four people from developing countries and the impact that incoherent EU policies have on their daily lives. One featured story from Caroline Muchanga, a market seller in Zambia, shows that she pays 90 times more corporate tax than the EU sugar company whose product she sells.
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