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Compact in Europe

Richard Bennett, chair of MakePovertyHistory and chief executive of BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) called for a Compact-Style agreement to be implemented across Europe.

Chris Stalker head of Campaigns and Communications for the NCVO backed his call and said that a European Compact would be an important step in helping the European Union engage with civil society. However, former European Minister Denis Macshane MP thinks differently, she believes that there is a problem in the UK on how to connect with Europe and that there is a need for people in the UK to learn how to "speak European".