Bono in Brussels to support aid for the poorest
Development aid has a large group of supporters among citizens, politicians, and civil society organisations. On Tuesday 8th October, Commissioner Piebalgs met with Bono, the co-founder of ONE. They discussed the importance to secure an appropriate level of aid, based on the Commission's proposal, in the next EU budget (2014-2020).
Bono welcomed the Commission's ambitious proposal for transparency and accountability from extractive industries and confirmed ONE was very much supportive to make it a reality. Both shared views on the fact that aid should be the human face of Europe, and that more should be done to make it visible. They also discussed about important areas of action such as health and civil society. The Commissioner commended ONE's work and Bono's mobilisation.