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  • ONE reacts to the EU’s new strategy with Africa

    Brussels – Today, the European Commission released a new communication “Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa”, which will start discussions with African partners, with the intention of jointly defining a partnership agenda at the 6th Summit between the African Union and the European Union in October.  Emily Wigens, EU Director at the anti-poverty group ONE,…

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  • ONE responds to launch of Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development

    Today (Wednesday, 26 February 2020) the UK Government launched its Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development. As the Government it will re-examine the UK’s priorities and objectives internationally, anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign urged the Government to ensure the review looks to the future. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of ONE, said:…

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  • ONE reacts to the updated MFF negotiation proposal

    Brussels – The European Council President Charles Michel revealed the updated Multiannual Financial Framework negotiating box. This proposal presents fresh cuts to the EU’s external spending by 6.45%, amounting to €7.02 billion compared to the European Commission’s proposal. The proposal also sets out cuts to sub-Saharan Africa worth €1.36 billion. Emily Wigens, EU Director at…

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  • ONE reacts to appointment of Anne-Marie Trevelyan as new Secretary of State for International Development

    Today, as part of the Government reshuffle, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP as the new Secretary of State for International Development. Anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign responded to the news that Ms Trevelyan will now be heading up the Department for International Development. Speaking about the news, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of ONE, said: “We look forward…

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  • ONE announces the appointment of Scott McDonald as Chief Development Officer

    The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McDonald to the role of Chief Development Officer.

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  • ONE announces the appointment of Mimi Alemayehou to the organisation’s board

    The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Mimi Alemayehou to its board. Mimi has long been a friend and partner to The ONE Campaign. She was a key player in Power Africa, the energy access initiative that was codified in law through the “Electrify Africa Act” during the Obama administration, an initiative…

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  • ONE calls EU leaders to uphold EU aid commitment at the European Council

    Brussels – Ahead of the European Council on 12-13 December, and following the adoption of the conclusions of the  ‘Independent report by the High-Level Group of Wise Persons on the European financial architecture for development’, anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign is calling EU leaders to champion their EU aid commitments in the next EU’s long-term budget.…

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  • ONE reacts to the Council conclusions on the European financial architecture for development

    Brussels, 5 December – ONE welcomes the Council conclusions on the ‘Independent report by the High-Level Group of Wise Persons on the European financial architecture, and urges the Council to implement the report’s recommendations on strengthening the EU’s partnership with Africa. Brandon Locke, Policy Officer at ONE said: “Today’s conclusions take steps in the right…

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  • ONE reacts to the election of von der Leyen’s Commission by the European Parliament

    Brussels – The European Parliament elected, with 461 votes in favour, 151 against and 89 abstentions, the new College of Commissioners. The vote followed a debate in Strasbourg where Ursula von der Leyen introduced  her team of Commissioners who will take office on 1st December and their 2019-2024 programme.  Tim Cole, Europe Executive Director at…

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  • ONE reacts to the Eurobarometer results on attitudes to development

    Brussels, 23rd October – The European Commission has released the 2019 Eurobarometer survey on citizen attitudes towards international cooperation and development. Among the highlights of the report, 86% of Europeans think it is important to help people in developing countries, which makes development aid one of the most positively perceived EU policies. For the first…

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