Slovakia not optimistic about increasing development aid

SLOVAKIA refuses to bind itself to an EU directive that would require the state to increase the volume of its development aid to 0.17 percent of GDP. The 0.17 percent figure is one that European Commissioner Louis Michel plans to propose at the June EU summit, the daily SME wrote.

"We will do everything to achieve this figure but we think it is unrealizable and irresponsible to pledge this amount," said Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan.

Slovakia currently gives 0.07 percent of its GDP in aid to develop countries.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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