Warns against use of EU aid to fund military actors in recipient countries

 
Warns against use of EU aid to fund military actors in recipient countries
A new facility aimed at supporting efforts to prevent and respond to crises around the world could well be the first step in militarising EU development policy, the Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala (Green) writes. Several EU member states are pushing for the Instrument contributing to Stabilisation and Peace (IcSP) to be financed out of the Commission’s development budget. 
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Strict secrecy clause in Norway’s MOU with Myanmar on Oil for Development

In the new memorandum of understanding with Norad on Oil for Development cooperation, Myanmar has insisted on limiting access to information.
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Why Norway needs Brazil climate forest deal to succeed

Why Norway needs Brazil climate forest deal to succeed

Norway has more to lose than the weak, corruption-ridden government of Brazil should the billion-dollar forest initiative collapse.
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Denmark tightens anti-corruption language in UN agreements ahead of major conference

The number of fraud cases reported by multilateral organisations to Denmark remains low, but the Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen is working to include “stronger language” in agreements with UN agencies.
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Guyana plans for oil-based future, still aims for Norwegian climate aid payments

The Climate Ministry in Oslo says the massive oil finds off the coast of Guyana have for the time being had no impact on Norway’s climate forest deal with the tiny Caribbean state.
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Thinly-veiled warning of Danish aid cuts to countries refusing to take back migrants

The new Danish foreign affairs and security strategy hints at aid cuts for countries that refuse to take back asylum seekers, but fails to mention the link between climate and migration.
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Survey: strong Finnish public support for development

A survey of Finnish attitudes to development cooperation, carried out annually since 2002, reveals continued strong support for aid from the public.
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DFIs work on joint taxation guidelines, critics call for ban on use of Mauritius

A clash over aid-funded investors’ use of tax havens is brewing as the branch organisation of European DFIs works on new guidelines for responsible taxation. 
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Further delay in Turkana wind project as Kenya misses June deadline

The start-up for the Lake Turkana wind project in Kenya is delayed again. There is as yet no indication about when the project will be commissioned.
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Denmark, Norway among few top donors to increase humanitarian aid in 2016

International humanitarian aid rose in 2016 by 6 per cent, a much lower rate of growth than in the previous three years, new statistics show.
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