PvdA (Social Democrats political party in the Netherlands)
Thijs Berman is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Social Democrats (PvdA) for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats since 2004. He is chairman of the delegation for relations with Afghanistan, and member of the Conference of Delegation Chairs, Committee on Development and Subcommittee on Human Rights.
Over the years the sharp division between developed and developing countries has faded. The economic rise of countries such as Brazil, India and China create a serious need to evaluate and redefine EU development policy. Budget support has seemed...