European Parliament Committee on Development
The Committee on Development (Commission du développement, DEVE) is a standing committee of the European Parliament responsible for promoting, implementing and monitoring the development and cooperation policy of the European Union, notably talks with developing countries; aid to developing countries; and promotion of democratic values, good governance and human rights in developing countries.
The committee has thirty-four members and the same number of substitute members. As of 2009[update] the committee is headed by Eva Joly.
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