EU under pressure to lead by example on Global Fund

Neven Mimica, European Union’s development commissioner and Peter Sands, Global Fund executive director. Photo by: European Union

BRUSSELS — France has warned the European Commission that negotiations over its seven-year budget are “no excuse” for delaying the announcement of how much it intends to commit to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2020-2022.

The fund, a multilateral health partnership, is aiming to raise $14 billion at its sixth replenishment conference in October in Lyon, France.

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    Vince Chadwick is the Brussels Correspondent for Devex. He covers the EU institutions, member states, and European civil society. A law graduate from Melbourne, Australia, he was social affairs reporter for The Age newspaper, before moving to Europe in 2013. He covered breaking news, the arts and public policy across the continent, including as a reporter and editor at POLITICO Europe.