The pledge made at a G-8 summit in 2005 would increase overall aid to $130 billion from $80 billion and double assistance for
A draft communiqué for this year's summit failed to reiterate the $25 billion increase for
"I'm a little concerned that G-8 countries may backtrack on aid”, European Commission President Jose Barroso, who participates in the summit, told reporters. "We must ensure that there is no going back on our commitments.''
[Excerpt of article by Steve Scherer and Mark Deen, Bloomberg.com]