Nirj Deva MEP

South East

Nirj Deva

Chair of Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula; Vice-Chair of Committee on Development; Development Spokesman

Parliamentary Committees:
Development, Foreign Affairs

Parliamentary Delegations:
Relations with the Korean Peninsula; the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

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Backing for Conservative MEP's efforts to defuse the Korean crisis

11 Jul 2017 @ 18:15

Asia's main political parties have endorsed attempts by senior Conservative MEP Nirj Deva to kick start a Korean peace process.

The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) pledged the support of 36 parties in 23 countries for efforts by the European Parliament's Delegation on the Korean Peninsula, which Mr Deva chairs, to work towards drafting a peace treaty.

Conservative MEPs condemn Labour support for EU power grab

08 Jul 2015 @ 12:15

Conservative MEPs will today oppose a report calling for more tax harmonisation at an EU level and for Britain to be subjected to a regular report on its tax affairs for the consideration of Eurocrats.

Conservative MEPs hear of optimism in Somalia

01 Feb 2013 @ 10:0

Nirj Deva MEP, Conservatives spokesman on international development in the European Parliament chaired a meeting in Brussels with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia.

Conservative MEPs welcome release of former Maldives President

20 Jan 2016 @ 1:0


Conservative MEPs: We can't end poverty without the private sector

21 Nov 2017 @ 14:00

Ahead of the EU-Africa Summit next week Conservative MEPs have called today for the private sector to take a leading role in the EU's development policy.

Deva calls for UN to cut ballooning budget

26 Sep 2013 @ 12:0

Nirj Deva MEP, Vice Chairman of the European parliament's Development Committee and Conservative spokesman for International Development, today lashed out at bloated and expanding UN bureaucracy.

Deva hosts ground-breaking Myanmar visit

07 Mar 2013 @ 14:0

In a ground breaking historical visit, the President ofMyanmar (Burma) Thein Sein visited the European Institutions in Brussels and waswarmly received by the European Parliament, the European Commission andCouncil.

Deva says we must stop the rise of Jihadist states in Africa

15 May 2013 @ 17:00

A conference of donor nations and charities in Brussels today aims to mobilise and coordinate support for strife-torn Mali.

Deva: "Parliament must fully embrace the future of development"

24 Apr 2017 @ 18:30

The European Parliament's Development, Budget and Foreign Affairs committees have voted for a new direction for development funding by creating a public-private partnership with the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

Conservative Development Spokesman, Nirj Deva MEP’s call for a partnership with the private sector for development funding was backed last year by the European Commission and the Parliament. Unfortunately although today's vote endorses the idea, Conservative MEPs could not support it overall as it does not focus spending on projects that have market value.

Deva: "The United Nations must do more to help develop Africa to stop mass migration."

19 Jul 2017 @ 14:00

Conservative Development Spokesman, Nirj Deva MEP, is calling for the UN to be inspired by the EU's work in Africa and do more itself to stop mass migration.

Deva: Aid and trade are key to a better Pakistan

04 Dec 2014 @ 18:0

Improving and deepening relations between the EU and Pakistan were in the agenda during a visit to Lahore today by Nirj Deva, Conservative MEP for the South East of the England and Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s Development Committee.

Deva: EU aid plan will boost international trade

14 Mar 2017 @ 12:45

The European Union's new approach to development aid is predicted to produce "a plethora of trade deals" in the coming years.

Deva: EU development funding has reached a "crisis point"

25 Jan 2016 @ 17:0

ECR Spokesman on International Development, Nirj Deva MEP, has launched a blistering attack on the European Commission over the way in which the EU carries out international development funding.

Deva: Prince Charles is the right person to lead the Commonwealth

17 Apr 2018 @ 09:00

Senior Conservative MEP, Nirj Deva, has rejected Kate Osamor MP's statement (Times 13th April) that Prince Charles should not succeed HM The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth as "preposterous".

The Labour Shadow Development Secretary claims him undeserving of this role because he is “not level headed, nor assertive, nor thinks outside the box.”

Deva: UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be met with policies that really create wealth

28 Sep 2015 @ 13:30

The adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a landmark moment, but the goals will only be met through policies that encourage free trade, property rights, good governance, and entrepreneurship; according to Nirj Deva MEP, who is attending the UN General Assembly as Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Development committee.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 objectives that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000. Alongside 169 targets it aims to mobilise all actors from states, international organisations, NGOs and interested parties in the fight against poverty.

DEVA: We must tackle the human failings that feed Ebola virus

16 Sep 2014 @ 11:00

Europe's national governments should hold an emergency meeting to co-ordinate efforts to combat the Ebola-virus tragedy in West Africa, MEPs are urged today.

EU response to African drought a “drop in the ocean”

17 Mar 2017 @ 01:00

The EU is scaling-up its response to famine and drought in the Horn of Africa after Conservative development spokesman, Nirj Deva MEP, called for urgent action from the international community.

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