International Partnerships

07 Jul: International partnerships in a competitive world

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The European Union, through its institutions, are the third largest donors of aid and project funded programmes, after the US and Germany, and the second largest grant aid pool, in terms of volume, after the World Bank. These funds, supplied by European taxpayers, are to shore up the EU’s standing in the world. Despite huge amounts of financing given to third countries, and particularly developing ones, the European Union remains little known or understood. The EU lacks in power and in influence in comparison to certain individual global players such …