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By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor When European development ministers meet on Tuesday (26 May) to decide how the EU will approach overseas aid for the next 15 years, they may find themselves surrounded by smoke and mirrors. Various myths swirl around how European countries can best fund international development – or how they… » read more

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By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor When European development ministers meet on Tuesday (26 May) to decide how the EU will approach overseas aid for the next 15 years, they may find themselves surrounded by smoke and mirrors. Various myths swirl around how European countries can best fund international development – or how they… » read more

The Political Italian History of the past 20-plus years has shown that there is no more real demarcation between parties once “political”, between party ideologies, and especially among approaches to public management and / or national and international economic policy that still justify the presence of blocks of political power (the so-called parties) that had… » read more

finally somebody else realized that political parties and the vote system is more and more inefficient … please take a look a this new book … The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy http://t.co/AX2harq8LQ

finalmente qualcun altro si è accorto che la selezione dei politici può prescindere dai voti … .leggete questo libro di Daniel Bell … The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy http://t.co/AX2harq8LQ by Daniel A. Bell (贝淡宁) Westerners tend to divide the political world into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the… » read more

Press release issued by the Union of European Federalists following the death of over 700 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea on 19 April 2015   700 killed by an intergovernmental and divided Europe The Union of European Federalists is deeply saddened by the loss of over 700 human lives in the Mediterranean this… » read more

From March 13th to 15th 2015 Egypt held a jumbo meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, gathering 2000 investors, bankers, officials, ministers, royalties and heads of government from some 100 countries to celebrate a “new” Egypt. The purpose of this well-planned event was to show the international business community that after three decades Mubarak and four years unrest […]

By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns 2015 is a key year in the fight against poverty. This was set in place when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in New York with an expiry date of 15 years. Now that time has come. Policies have been implemented, aims and objectives… » read more

Incumbent PES President has no competitor, and is likely to be reelected as President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) later this year. Stanishev, a former Bulgarian Prime minister (2005-2009), was elected to the post in 2012, but had taken the job already in 2011 when his predecessor, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, stepped down on […]

China’s outward investment flows have expanded enormously over the past decade. This has led to predictions, often from China, that its outward investment will soon exceed its inward investment. These predictions have been taken up outside China, and have been recycled in the Western media, including the Financial Times and the Economist among many others. […]

This article is an attempt to on the one hand understand the root causes of the ISDS controversy and, on the other hand, to spell out a set of possible compromises over this sensitive issue. Hanging in the balance is CETA, the new generation treaty between the EU and Canada, then perhaps TTIP and the […]

El año que concluye pasará sin duda a la historia de la construcción europea y lo hará por la celebración de las primeras elecciones europeas de las que además de concluir la composición del Parlamento europeo, han determinado la designación definitiva del nuevo presidente de la Comisión Europea, el luxemburgués social cristiano, Jean-Claude Juncker. Nunca […]

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