Niels Keijzer is a researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in the Department of Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation. His research interests include capacity development support in the context of the wider aid and development effectiveness agenda, the European Union and the contribution of non-aid policies to development.
Global efforts to counter tax avoidance by multinational companies call for a rethink of policies on the taxation of aid workers and development projects.read more
Those of you who are subscribed to the Broker magazine will have already come across it, but this brief post is to highlight an article in the most recent edition by Otto Holman, reader in international relations and European integration stud...read more
Last Friday, European Commission President Barosso presented his proposed 27-strong team and the policy portfolios for each of them. Reactions in the press on the proposed team of Commissioners are on average 'tentatively positive' of the mix of e...read more
While the longest dinner in EU history is soon to start, some of you may like to easy the waiting by taking account of important decisions made by the EU this week on policy coherence and more contours of the 'job description' for the High Represe...read more
Those of you who missed the Czech Constitutional Court's ruling and the subsequent signing of the Treaty by Vaclav Klaus on were likely staying on an uninhabited island. The addition of the final signature last Tuesday at 15.00 PM Central Eu...read more
The last two weeks saw the majority of Irish citizens voting in support of their country’s ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, as well as the Polish President providing his signature after his first pen mysteriously failed to produce ink.Now all ey...read more
As is normal to any prospective analysis, considering the future role of Europe in the world is accompanied by a large degree of both possibilities and uncertainty. The consequences of the results of the second Irish referendum notwithstanding, Eu...read more