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by Aurore Chardonnet Sustainable development is about so much more than development aid: rich countries, development countries, civil society and the private sector need to work together to enable people and their governments to fight inequality and poverty. One key issue is tax justice: companies must pay their fair share, and governments must be in… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Brussels, 10th January 2016 – Many claim that the Grand Coalition (the legislative cooperation between the social and christian democrats) is ’dead’ but to believe it, it should be put to the test: the upcoming votes in the European Parliament on the approval of CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal will tell the truth. European Parliament… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

By Nur Mohamed Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, stability and good governance. Recognising this crucial fact in its new proposed development framework, the European Commission pledges to foster human rights, security and conflict prevention in fragile countries. However, the EU’s current approach to migration shows an alarming twisting of development efforts to accommodate… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Boeing and Saab this week completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and Chief Pilot for Air Force Programs Dan Draeger, who was in the seat behind Schmidt, validated key aspects of… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Written by Adele Marsullo, Content Officer. As a resounding 122 countries adopted in the UN General Assembly a Canada-led resolution to stop the violence and to support an inclusive Syrian-led political process facilitated by the UN, Aleppo was falling under the bombs of Russian and Syrian jets bringing the city under the control of President… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Genval, 18th December 2016 – According to the tiny human health case studies of an independent impact assessment, TTIP will not harm our health at all. I am wondering: how can an independent assessment come to that conclusion? According to the authors of the study, its impact on the trade of unhealthy commodities (alcohol, tobacco,… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

by Hanna Saarinen Agriculture plays a vital role in the development of societies and economies – but it has been neglected and underfunded for a long time. This has been changing lately: governments are increasingly turning to private sector companies to generate investment. Following this line, the European Commission’s proposal for a new European Consensus… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Guest blog post by Geoffrey Van Orden is Vice-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). Today, the relationship between Israel and our European nations and the EU could not be more important. When conflicts in Europe’s southern neighbourhoods are contributing to the flood of refugees on its shores and terrorist attacks in its cities,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Pierre Baussand, Director of Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice. The European Commission is considering whether to revise the EU Facilitation Directive, which allows Member States to criminalise organisations and individuals for offering humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees. The decision presents a test on the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

by Hilary Jeune Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality. They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. This is being recognised by the European Commission in its proposal for a new framework for EU development policy, which puts an emphasis on… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

The COP22 meeting in Marrakesh has recently drawn to its close. Delegates from the UNFCCC participating countries have been tirelessly debating the best possible ways of implementing the Paris Agreement in a timely and efficient manner, trying to make sure it delivers on its hopeful promises. At the same time, however, a very imminent threat… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Reuters image The end of hate-filled, totalitarian “liberalism” began with Netanyahu, spread to the US, and will continue to Europe During the March 2015 election campaign in Israel, the polls predicted a dead heat between the right leaning Likud and the left leaning Zionist Union. Likud won by a wide margin. During the June 2016… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

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