Commissioner Piebalgs and Bill Gates met in Brussels to discuss fight against poverty

European Commission In the framework of Bill Gates’ visit to Brussels to present the “Living Proof” campaign, Commissioner Piebalgs and Bill Gates met to discuss their respective work in development cooperation and explore ways to launch future partnerships.

They notably discussed the Commission’s proposal for the future EU external aid financing instruments and underlined the importance of increasing aid budgets in times of crisis. A particular focus was put on health and agriculture issues.

Other topics, such as the Commission’s legislative proposal to increase transparency of EU extractive and forestry industries’ activities in Africa, were also mentioned.

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