European Commission announces Communications on a new Consensus for Development, on the building blocks for a renewed Partnership with partner countries and on a Sustainable European Future.
The Commission has announced a package of three Communications:
The new Consensus on Development
The new "European Consensus on Development" is a proposal for a shared vision and framework for action. The Communication proposes aligning the Union's development policy with the 2030 Agenda, as it is part of the international community's agreed response to new global trends and challenges of globalisation. It suggests an ambitious, new, collective European development policy, addressing in an integrated manner the main orientations in the 2030 Agenda: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership.
Renewed Partnership with the ACP countries
The European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy are also presenting a Joint Communication with proposals for a renewed partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries after the Cotonou Partnership Agreement ends in 2020.
Sustainable European Future
Vice-President Timmermans presented a Communication on next steps for a sustainable European future, encompassing the economic, social, environmental dimensions of sustainable development, as well as governance, within the EU and globally.