The money on EDD is better spent than on 1000 leaflets!

Published: 12 January 2011

European Development Days (EDD) have faced the criticism of its cost before the event even started. Therefore, a question was asked about the expenditure on EDD to Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development,who justifies the cost of € 2 Million for EDD. He argues that the € 50 billion development policy compared to €2 million is in a “good proportion”. He also states that the money comes from the communications policy budget and, therefore, does not come from development policy budget.

“It is a proportional spending and is better spent than on 1000 leaflets. I would say it is justified spending.” says Andris Piebalgs.