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Policy coherence for development

It’s not the end, it’s just the beginning: With COVID-19, now is the time to boost aid

Press release by CONCORD Europe: Brussels, 17 April 2020 – Early figures released yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show an increase of 1,4% in global development aid spending in 2019 compared to 2018. This change in donor countries’ official development assistance (ODA) levels can be attributed…

Croatia’s love affair with dirty energy

“Council presidency sponsorship, high-profile events, new fossil fuel investments…. Corporate Europe Observatory turns a quizzical eye on the Croatian Government’s love affair with the fossil fuel industry (inspired by The Guardian’s Pass notes column). Name: INA, d.d. Never heard of them. Who are they? INA is a Croatian oil company which plays a…

Big Oil sponsors Croatia’s EU presidency

“The six-month Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU has signed a deal with the country’s national oil company INA to supply its fuel. The part state-owned firm is now designated as the EU council presidency’s “official gasoline supplier” – and comes during the launch of the European Commission’s European…

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