The concluding chapter brings together the findings of the
comprehensive legal analysis of EU development cooperation policy,
examining the interaction between the principle of coherence and the
principle of conferral in the attainment of the EU's development
cooperation policy objectives on the horizontal, vertical, and
institutional level. It finds that the legal scope of EU development
cooperation policy and its delimitation with strongly related areas
support positive coherence, while respecting conferral. It further
finds that EU primary and secondary law leaves room for the actors,
both on the vertical and on the institutional level, to develop and
organise their cooperation and coordination arrangements, which
makes it possible to organise cooperation and coordination in a
flexible and pragmatic way that is adapted to the particular
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