Andrew Burgess - THINK ABOUT IT TH!NK ABOUT IT #3 en Copyright 2012 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Andrew Burgess - EU to remain on the sidelines at UN Assembly after ‘surprise’ refusal to grant it more rights As the UN MDG Summit kicks off in New York, the European Union will resume its place on the bench on the sidelines as its attempt to win increased rights was ‘surprisingly’ defeated... Politics 2010-09-19T12:26:08+00:00 Andrew Burgess - The Guardian launches dedicated Global Development news microsite With the UN MDG review summit fast approaching, the Guardian has finally launched its new website which will give further prominence to its global development coverage... Media 2010-09-15T16:27:05+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Europeans, development aid and the MDGs: 90% still support aid despite global recession A timely special Eurobarometer report has revealed that 9 out of 10 Europeans continue to express steadfast support for overseas aid despite the economic downturn and long recession... Aid 2010-09-14T14:16:39+00:00 Andrew Burgess - UN set to ditch EU’s observer status but falls short of granting it a vote Ahead of the UN General Assembly resuming for its 65th session, the EU is set to receive special status in the chamber... Politics 2010-08-31T13:28:32+00:00 Andrew Burgess - How ECHO delivers EU aid - a process illustrated in comic book form Introducing 'Hidden Disaster', a 40-page graphic novel that plots the adventures of Zana, an aid worker dispatched by ECHO to the fictional state of Borduvia, recently devastated by an earthquake... Politics 2010-08-28T16:44:28+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Georgieva to update MEPs next week on EU’s Pakistan aid response The rain has arrived which means that the summer recess is coming to an end, and the European Parliament resumes its business next week with the Aid Commissioner... Politics 2010-08-27T10:28:21+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Kosovo receives Commission endorsement to join key European Investment Bank Ever since the International Court of Justice’s ruling on 22nd July that Kosovo’s declaration of independence did not... Politics 2010-08-20T00:22:48+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Barroso defends EU response to Pakistan as Georgieva conveniently increases aid to €70m Within 48 hours of Mr Sarkozy's letter, José Manuel Barroso has rigorously defended the handling of the EU response to the floods in Pakistan in a letter of his own... Politics 2010-08-18T11:22:57+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Is the EU a step closer to establishing an aid ‘Rapid Reaction Force’? The concept of creating an EU Rapid Reaction Force to deal with natural disasters is not a new one, but it now seems the idea is gaining powerful momentum in Brussels... Crisis 2010-08-17T13:34:02+00:00 Andrew Burgess - Scrap overseas Aid to fund the renewal of the UK’s nuclear deterrent? Surely it would be a foolish thing to do - but that doesn’t stop the Daily Telegraph’s notoriously-conservative Simon Heffer advocating it… Politics 2010-08-14T13:57:18+00:00