One year after Gleneagles: BMZ sees fight against poverty picking up speed

One year after the Gleneagles G8-Summit the German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul strikes a balance which is basically positive: ‘‘2005 has been a key year for the international fight against poverty. The EU adopted a Plan for achieving the international 0.7 % target and a multilateral debt remission was granted for the poorest highly indebted developing countries. The great commitment also of civil society and many artists – such as Bono and Bob Geldof – around the Live-8-concerts has borne fruit.