Swedish EU Presidency 2009
The world stretches way beyond European borders, and an EU that pursues a responsible and effective development aid policy can help to make the world a better place. That was the message CONCORD Sweden sent out to the Swedish government, ahead of the Swedish EU Presidency in 2009.
CONCORD Sweden launched a report together with the then 38 Member Organisations, in 2009, ahead of the Swedish EU Presidency. In the report, CONCORD Sweden stressed the need for Sweden to prioritize improvements in EU's work with PCD (Policy Coherence for Development) during the EU Presidency. CONCORD Sweden also stressed to need to meet the agreed targets on aid volumes from the EU, as well as strengthening EU's role in protecting human rights, promoting democracy and gender equality, modyfing trade and agricultural policies in order to promote global development, regulating European companies' activities in the South in order to stop the flight of capital, and contributing to strong commitments in the area of environmental and climate issues.
CONCORD Sweden manifesto
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