Development Ministers Meeting
As a part of the Foreign Affairs Council, the Ministries of Development met on Monday in Luxembourg. The EU expressed its strong support for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reaffirmed its commitment to increasing aid spending to reach 0.7% of GNI by 2015.
The Council also endorsed the Commission's '12-point Action Plan in support of the MDGs'. Watch Commissioner's Piebalgs comments after the meeting and read the full Council conclusions which constitute the EU position on the MDGs with a view to the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2010 and beyond here.
Watch other videos from the Council Meeting:
- Foreign Affairs Council - arrivals and comments
- Foreign Affairs Council - comments and roundtable
- Statement by Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva
Other background information:
Council conclusions on tax and development