The 2017 CONCORD Aid Watch report shows that over the last 5 years, Official Development Assistance from the EU has increased by 27%. What’s more, 5 EU Member States now compose the 0.7% Club – Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and for the first time, Germany. Yet the nature of the spending tells another story. In 2016, the spending costs for migrants, refugees and securitisation, all reported as aid, increased by 43 % compared to 2015. At the same time, certain Member States reduced their amount of aid to the Least Developed Countries.
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