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Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes new report on Post-2015 Development priorities

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed today the new European Report on Development (ERD) on how global action can best support the efforts of the poorest countries in achieving development.

The ERD 2013, entitled 'Post 2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future', comes just over a month after the publication of the EU's proposal for the development framework once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 (explained in the policy document 'A Decent Life for All: Ending Poverty and Giving the World a Sustainable Future').

This independent report argues, that while impetus for development lies primarily at the domestic level, an enabling international environment in which to pursue their development agenda is also essential for developing countries. The report also advocates that strong international collective action is therefore fundamental, and identifies potential key drivers of a global partnership.

Speaking at the launch event, Commissioner Piebalgs said "I am pleased to see that the new ERD, which is particularly timely and relevant, in many ways complements and supports the work of the Commission. This year’s report, with its in-depth analysis and ambitious messages, will help stimulate the debate on the post-2015 development agenda, both at the EU and global levels."

For more information: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-308_en.htm

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