Adrienne Valdez is a staff writer for Devex, covering breaking international development news for the Development Newswire. Before joining Devex, Adrienne worked as a news correspondent for a public-sector modernization publication.
The new government of conflict-ridden Somalia has been pushing hard for more economic assistance – and this week, during high-level talks with top donors in Washington, its calls appear to have borne fruit.
The European Parliament has approved the landmark agreement with Iraq, set to boost trade and development ties over the next 10 years. Although the deal was not spearheaded by the EU’s aid department, it may nevertheless, offer new clues into the regional bloc’s priorities for the fragile Mideast democracy.