EU unveils increased foreign aid budget for 2021-27

The Commission plans to allocate €123 billion to overseas spending in the next seven year EU budget between 2021 and 2027, an increase of close to 30%. However, that includes incorporating the €30 billion European Development Fund, which had previously been overseen by governments, into the budget.

The Commission’s focus on migration has prompted a number of development NGOs and MEPs to complain that the EU wants to downgrade its development priorities in favour of migration control.

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