Issue 496 | 03 June 2019
Ahead of this year's European Development Days Conference, we speak to Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development about this year's Development Days themes of inequality and leaving no one behind.
We also have Finnish MEP Mirja Vehkaperä who argues that the success of the European Union in delivering its Sustainable Development Goals commitments will depend on how it adapts to changing approaches to funding aid.
The European elections are over, but it could be argued that the real battle for Europe has only just begun. We reveal all the latest EU news, gossip and top job horse-trading as the European Parliament reconstitutes itself without a 'Grand' Coalition.
Violeta Bulc heads up our feature on aviation where she argues that while not resolving all the sector's problems, the 2015 Aviation Strategy for Europe has laid the groundwork for future success. we also have an in-depth interview with SESAR JU executive Director Florian Guillermet on how innovation has become a key enabler in driving Europe's air traffic performance. Romanian EPP deputy Marian-Jean Marinescu meanwhile discusses Europe's need to tackle the most critical challenge facing the aviation industry: lack of capacity, The Parliament Magazine's Rajnish Singh look at other challenges facing the sector, including disruptive technologies and reducing carbon emissions.
In our regular 5 Questions with…column, Belgian MEP Lieve Wierinck explains why she believes that the freedoms we enjoy today should never be take for granted.
In this issue we also have contributions from MEPs Massimiliano Salini and Miapetra Kumpula-Natri on decarbonising Europe's steel sector, Barbara Lochbilhler on the current threats to human rights and Huawei EU chief representative Abraham Liu on why President Trump's placing of the Chinese tech giant on its 'entity list' is less about tacking security issues and more about national protectionism.
Leaving no one behind
With the 2019 European Development Days Conference fast approaching, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica explains how focused actions and resource pooling are crucial to eradicating some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as poverty, inequality and climate change.