High-level debate on Europe’s role in International Development with HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Bill Gates in the DEVE Committee
In the context of the growing societal pressure to focus more on migration and security, the exchange of views with Bill Gates and High Representative Mogherini was an opportunity to take stock of the EU’s development cooperation before the end of the European Commission’s mandate. Will the EU’s development policy shift from traditional forms of aid towards more focus on private investments and the private sector? Will migration and security become the main component of the EU’s development policy in the future? These were some of the issues which were raised during the exchange of views and which are likely to inform future debates on development cooperation.