Development policy

ECHO - European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office, Burundi, Africa (Photo: European Commission)

Development policy

The Lisbon Treaty has placed development policy in the area of shared competence according to Article 4.4 TFEU and Article 208 - 214 TFEU.

It can be decided by a qualified majority in the Council and co-decision with the European Parliament. The focus of EU development policy is on poverty reduction.




See also ACP Countries, Cotonou Agreement, EDF and Aid and Development.