(06-01-2004) Bono To Face Tough Audience - NME* - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > 'Zine (archived) > U2 News > U2 News Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2004, 07:49 AM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
HelloAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: new york city
Posts: 14,534
Local Time: 11:31 PM
(06-01-2004) Bono To Face Tough Audience - NME*

VOX POPS IN TO ADDRESS EU LEADERS

BONO is set to address a summit of EU leaders in Dublin today (June 1) to try and persuade them to reform aid development in Africa. The U2 frontman will speak to representatives from all 25 EU member states at the Dublin Castle summit.

Bono will discuss European policies on trade and debt. He will claim the EUís joint failure to keep to a promise to give 0.7% of GNP in aid is part of the reason for Africa's extreme poverty. EU development ministers are currently undecided whether to pursue a policy of debt relief or one based on targeted aid for the world's poorest countries.

Bono is also due to make a particular plea to the Hilary Benn, the UKís International Development Secretary, about imminent decisions on the UK budget which campaigners claim could see increases to overseas aid affected by defence spending.

Todayís summit will be chaired by Irish TD Tom Kitt, father of singer/songwriter David Kitt.

http://www.nme.com/news/108677.htm
HelloAngel is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×