Press Release: Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs
[BRUSSELS, 18 November 2017] As EU Member States and the European Parliament just struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018, a group of NGOs denounce cuts in EU development and humanitarian aid, taking money away from the poorest and most marginalised.
European External Investment Plan: Concerns and Recommendations
The European External Investment Plan (EIP) aims to contribute to sustainable development, contribute to growth and jobs, and tackle the root causes of migration. However, we are concerned that the EIP as currently proposed is linked to the EU’s migration control policy on the one hand, and the promotion of European private investments abroad on the other hand, rather than focusing on sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Press release: EU BUDGET DEAL FAILS TO DELIVER FOR MOST IN NEED
The budget deal promises more funds for the EU’s external action, but diverts money from those most in need.
EU Budget 2017 Q&A: What's at stake?
As the European Parliament and EU Member States enter into conciliation talks over the 2017 budget, we outline what's at stake when it comes to development and humanitarian aid.
OPEN LETTER ON #EUBUDGET2017: DON'T CUT EU AID
Open letter to EU Member State Permanent Representatives, calling for a robust external aid budget 2017 dedicated to achieving the core aims of EU development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
Defend EU aid social media toolkit
EU development and humanitarian aid is under threat. Join us in calling for EU Member States to support a robust external aid budget dedicated to reducing poverty and inequality by sharing these messages on social media.
STRONG EXTERNAL AID BUDGET CRUCIAL IN FIGHT TO END EXTREME POVERTY
BRUSSELS, 26 October 2016: EU member states must reverse their proposed cuts to external spending and increase aid beyond the budget ceiling if the EU is to meet its commitment to end extreme poverty by 2030.
News: Defend EU aid: An open letter to EU leaders
Together with National Directors of Plan International, we are writing to express our deep concern over the current state of the negotiations on the EU’s budget for 2015. Here is our open letter to EU leaders.
News: Q&A: The EU budget crisis
The EU is currently facing a serious liquidity crisis. With the EC already unable to honour bills legitimately incurred in 2014, Member states have proposed cuts to the 2015 budget, including development and humanitarian aid, jeopardising the EU’s ability to respond to complex global challenges.
Press Release: EU Budget deal 'bare minimum' required
December 9, 2014: Reacting to the provisional deal on the EU’s 2015 budget and the draft amending budgets for 2014, Plan International welcomes the agreement but warns that this must serve as a wake-up call to EU leaders.
Open Letter: Defending the EU development and humanitarian aid budget for 2014-2020
An open letter from Plan Europe to EU Heads of State or Government, calling on them to defend the European Commission's proposal for development and humanitarian aid budget in the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.