European leaders are facing increasing pressure to cut the overall EU budget and there is a real danger the axe will fall on smart, lifesaving aid. This would have a devastating impact on the world’s most vulnerable people.
Right now Cyprus, which currently holds the rotating Presidency of the EU, is writing proposals, for all EU governments to negotiate, on how the overall EU budget could be cut.
Last year ONE members successfully campaigned to ensure the proposal for the next seven year EU aid budget was a strong as possible. As is stands it would help achieve some amazing results, such as connecting 51 million people to drinking water, putting 15 million children in school and vaccinating 9 million kids against measles by 2020.
President Christofias of Cyprus has said he believes “the daily struggles for survival and the basic needs of the disadvantaged and vulnerable fellow human beings should be our first priority.”
Please send an email now and ask that Cyprus turns these words into action by protecting the existing proposal for EU aid to the poorest. Cuts must not cost lives.
If enough of us take action we can make sure Deputy Minister Mavroyiannis helps to protect the lifesaving aid that all EU citizens can rightly be proud of.
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