Marginal increase in Väyrynen's aid budget for 2010

The Finnish government’s budget for 2010 marks a rise of EUR 50 million in total ODA to EUR 966 million in total. This is equal to a level of 0.55 per cent of next year’s estimated GNI.

Finnish NGOs are bitterly disappointed that only EUR 4 million of this increase will be spent on aid to developing countries, an amount that is significantly lower than the government had indicated earlier this year.

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