Development Committee

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The Development Committee (DEVE) is one of the twenty standing committees of the European Parliament . Tomas Tobé ( M / EVP ) has been chairman of the committee since July 2019 .

The committee deals with the development policy of the European Union . This applies in particular to the political dialogue with developing countries , aid to developing countries and the promotion of democracy , human rights and good governance . The committee also deals with relations with the ACP countries and all matters arising from the Cotonou Agreement . He is also responsible for the participation of the European Parliament in election observation missions in developing countries, working with the respective parliamentary delegations .

In the European Commission , the policy area falls within the portfolio of the Commissioner for Development and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid . In the Council of the European Union , the Council is responsible for General Affairs and External Relations . Since development policy under Article 209 of the TFEU ​​is decided under the codecision procedure , Parliament's influence here is greater than, for example, in the common commercial policy or the common foreign and security policy .

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  1. Parliament's committees-elect chairs and vice-chairs | News | European Parliament. July 10, 2019, accessed July 18, 2019 .