Code of conduct for EU aid

Commissioner Michel proposes efficient ways and means

The European member states should adopt a “Code of Conduct” to better shoulder the tasks of providing development aid with an efficient and pragmatic system by “cutting red tape, putting the money where it is needed most, pooling aid, dividing the job in order to deliver more aid, better and faster,” urged the European Commission last week. Louis Michel, European commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid said: “Aid must help, it must not become a burden. We must cut red tape and divide t...

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