On the eve of the symbolic mid-term date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a European Commission survey (published in June 2007) shows broad public support for the European Union's priorities in development co-operation. Most Europeans (66%) consider reducing extreme poverty and hunger in developing countries as a priority. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases is the second goal (46%). And across the EU, Sub-Saharan Africa stands out in most people's minds as being in greatest need of aid (64%).
The fieldwork of this study was conducted between 14 February and 18 March 2007 in the 27 Member States of the European Union.
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Source: CONCORD EU Monitoring Newsletter, July 11, 2007.