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By Farah Karimi, Executive Director at Oxfam Novib   In 1952, The Netherlands showed courage when it joined other European countries and became one of the founding fathers of the European Union. More than 60 years later, the EU has come under immense internal and external pressures with economic, financial, security and democratic challenges linked… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

  Among a crowd of heads of State and a series of high-level events organised on Monday for the official opening of COP21, it is the “Climate Vulnerable Forum” that caught everyone’s attention. The members of this forum that brings together 43 states vulnerable to the impacts of climate change signed a declaration calling for… » read more

  Posted by Charlotte Flechet

Compass for development

If we asked Polish citizens to put in one word what they expect of the government, I have no doubt that ‘change’ would be the prevailing answer. Wanting change is not something unique to Poles and has a broader dimension to it, both economic and social. Since the financial crisis of 2008–2009, global economic growth… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski


As a little boy I came up with an idea of how to become a millionaire. It was enough to persuade a million people to give me one dollar for some good cause. For them it would be a small expense and for me – a great benefit. However, the cost of reaching such a… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

Interview with María José-Cornax, Fisheries Campaign Director for Oceana Europe. Recently Oceana, together with its NGO partner organisations, launched a new online database showcasing 15,264 EU vessels authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014. Where did the idea of the website come from and what’s so important about this initiative? The… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

  – As Immanuel Kant in 1795 already stipulated, universal hospitality and Human Rights had to be at the centre of every evolving asylum and refugee policy. Upholding European values starts with the unambiguous acknowledgement for refugees and asylum seekers of legal obligations under international conventions ratified by the EU and its Member States. Beyond… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

  In my previous blog, I introduced 10 reasons why you should not feed your family organic food as a means to open up a rational debate. With these further 10 reasons, I want you to reconsider your position on the use of crop protection substances: Have you been manipulated by good story-tellers? Have the… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

Oceana calls on the EU states to follow scientific advice in setting TACs and prioritise stock recovery in their final decisions Today, the European Commission has presented its annual proposal of catch limits (TACs) for the Baltic Sea. The proposal is based largely on scientific advice, issued by the International Council on the Exploration of… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

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