Coordination meeting of Development Ministers on the EU response to Mali's situation with the participation of Andris Piebalgs

Type: Complete speech   Reference: I-076255   Duration: 10:02:38  Lieu:
End production: 26/02/2013   First transmission: 26/02/2013
On 26 February 2013, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, hosted a coordination meeting of EU development ministers to reinforce the European Union’s common response to Mali’s development challenges.

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10:00:00 General atmosphere before the meeting 00:02:38
10:02:38 Statement by Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, (in FRENCH) that at this meeting, they are going to ask the Malian [sic] to establish the country’s latest macroeconomic situation and the development requirements; the EU wants to send a European message of solidarity, and the presence of a large number of European ministers is testimony to this; he would also like to deliver a message of responsibility vis-à-vis Bamako and the European taxpayer; the success of this outstanding commitment to Mali would be dictated by the fulfilment of a certain number of objectives that Malians set themselves, particularly in the roadmap adopted the previous month; today, they are going to discuss the broad lines of the support package they have just launched and which is primarily based on the support of this roadmap; the EU has invested heavily in aid and development effectiveness to prevent partner countries from paying the price for poor coordination between donors in particular; that is why Mali was identified as a pilot country for the joint programming initiative before the current crisis. 00:02:56
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