Basel government wants more money for international cooperation

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Basel government wants more money for international cooperation

A counter-proposal is to be presented to the “1% against global poverty” initiative. This provides a fixed amount.

Basel has already entered into a town partnership with Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

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The Basel government wants to draw up a law on international cooperation in the canton. In this context, the support funds are also to be increased. This is what the government writes in its statement on the “1% against global poverty” initiative.

This demands that the canton of Basel-Stadt use between 0.3 and one percent of its tax revenues for international development cooperation. The government wants to work out a counter-proposal to the initiative with a fixed amount that meets the minimum requirement of 0.3 percent.

However, she still needs time for this, which is why she is applying to the Grand Council for an extension of the deadline by one year until summer 2023. According to the government, the initiative committee has already approved one.

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