the hague - Development aid must focus more on countering migration. The presiding parties VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie are working on proposals for this.
In the coming weeks, the subject will be discussed at the formation table, knowing insiders.
The current cabinet of VVD and PvdA made development cooperation less free by combining help with trade. The forthcoming coalition will continue to change that change. Assistance to developing countries must not only address the 'root causes of migration' but also be conditional; For example, countries that do not cooperate in returning migrants do not receive any money or trade benefits.
Development assistance is clearly seen as a means of high migratory flows by the protagonists.
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