NGOs hail new chair of EU parliamentary development committee

British MEP Linda McAvan was elected this week to chair the influential Committee on Development, in charge of preparing laws and other legislative documents relevant to EU development cooperation policy. Top NGOs in Brussels seem happy with the choice.

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