Rothbard and Rucker on Environment, Development and Africa in “European View”

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Craig Rucker

David Rothbard

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In their article, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker urge EU policy makers to ensure that their new policies towards Africa will be beneficial in particular to African nations that were once European colonies.

“The answer to Africa’s needs, however, is not more handouts or even aid forgiveness, as was recommended at the June 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. Rather, it is in creating a new class of entrepreneurs from among the poorest Africans and in affirming the value of market principles, relying on sound science and re-committing to a balanced Judeo-Christian understanding of environmental stewardship.”

Other contributors included German Chancellor and EU-President Angela Merkel, EU Commissioners Dimas and Piebalgs, Ukrainian foreign minister Tarasyuk and Claude Mandil, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

Full Article from the European People’s Party.

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