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Corina Cretu: Bill Gates – an example of taking responsibilities towards the others

Corina Cretu, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-president of the Development Committee has co-chaired today in Strasbourg, the extraordinary meeting of this committee, which had as a guest of honour Mr. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the main private donor in humanitarian aid and actions for development in the world.

The initiator of this debate, Corina Cretu called in her intervention for a closer cooperation between the public and the private donors and for an increase in the contributions of the states for humanitarian aid in order to respect the engagement to allocate 0,7% of their GDP, in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Congratulating Mr. Bill Gates for his philanthropic engagement within the global development, the Romanian MEP has expressed her beliefs that Mr. Gate’s example will stimulate others, including the European Union for increasing its budget for development.