The EU’s International Development Policy

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Abstract

Poverty in developing countries can cause a number of challenges for developed countries.
Poverty and the lack of opportunities in developing societies can lead to violent
conflict; poverty can provide fertile breeding grounds for extremist ideologies; poverty
is a significant push factor for migration; poor living and sanitary conditions associated
with poverty can lead to epidemics; and poverty can cause accelerated environmental
degradation. Rich countries cannot isolate themselves from the effects of these challenges.
Most recently, the European refugee and migrant crisis of 2015 has shown how Europe can
be affected directly by the consequences of poverty, regional conflict, and climate change.
Developed countries need to react to counter these effects, ideally by addressing their root
cause: poverty. Developed countries have a number of tools to reduce global poverty and
its consequences, including trade preferences given to developing countries, investments,
transfer of technology, and foreign aid – the focus of this contribution
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegional and Bilateral Relations of the European Union
EditorsZoltan Galik, Anna Molnar
Place of PublicationBudapest
Pages255-278
ISBN (Electronic)978-615-5945-52-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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    Szent-Iványi, B. (2019). The EU’s International Development Policy. In Z. Galik, & A. Molnar (Eds.), Regional and Bilateral Relations of the European Union (pp. 255-278). https://akfi-dl.uni-nke.hu/pdf_kiadvanyok/web_PDF_Regional_and_Bilateral_Relations_of_the_EU.pdf