Irish NGOs say EU’s overseas aid spending is effective and has the support of the majority of Europe’s citizens

13 november 2012

Dóchas welcomes Tánaiste and EU Affairs Committee support for protecting EU aid spending

Irish development NGOs welcomed today’s discussion at the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee at which Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD spoke on current negotiations on the European Union’s 2014-2020 budget.

But members of the Committee warned that the EU’s overseas development aid budget is already facing significant cuts in excess of cuts proposed to other EU policy areas.