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Petitioning President of European Commission José Manuel Barroso

Show the President of the EU, that the people of Europe support the fight against extreme poverty.



This won't make the front pages, but right now the European Commission is making a vitally important decision that will have huge implications for the world's poor: How much of its expected €1 trillion overall budget will it spend in the fight against extreme poverty for the next seven years. We have a unique opportunity to influence the Commission's draft and ensure it makes the right decision to help the world's poorest people.

This is why we are asking the President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to make sure it backs an increase in the amount of money it spends on overseas aid. By doing so Europe can make even more progress in transforming the lives of millions.

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Letter to
President of European Commission José Manuel Barroso
Don't let Europe’s position as a development champion slip: lead the world by increasing spending on effective aid in the next 7-year budget