Simon Maxwell

Aid is Europe's other big issue

Aid is Europe's other big issue, Guardian Weekly, 4th June 2004 (also published in the guardian daily, 10th May 2010)

The fate of the European constitution looks likely to dominate debate in the European elections this month. But in international development other issues matter more. There are five battles to win - unfinished business the European Commission president Romano Prodi will leave behind.

First, a new commission will be appointed after the elections to take office in November. There must be one commissioner responsible for aid, with oversight of a single administration covering both policy and delivery, and not subservient to foreign policy or the war on terror................. (see link in title for full article)

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