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Why the EU’s aid effort must escape the budgetary axe

Written by Simon Maxwell

As European development aid undergoes a policy re-think, and looks set to emerge leaner and stronger, Simon Maxwell assesses the factors at work and points to reforms and new measures that are still needed. The EU’s Financial Perspectives offer an opportunity to build a handsome new Eiffel tower of development policies. A lot of rivets will be needed, but all the hammering will be worth it for the view.