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“This invaluable report suggests a practical course of action for governments and civil society. While every conflict has different causes and solutions, we know from Northern Ireland that long-term grassroots peacebuilding between the contending parties is always essential to achieving peace.” (Jonathan Powell, the chief British negotiator during the Northern Ireland Peace Process )  … » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

Q&A: Impunity and journalist safety are priority says new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir Tom Gibson/CPJ European Union Representative The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media plays a vital role that is valued by journalists and media freedom groups for its ability to speak out in defense of press freedom… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

Thorrrbjorn Jagland, Secrétaire général du Conseil de l’Europe, Gianni Buquicchio, président de la Commission de Venise et Nils Muiznieks, commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe ont exprimé leur profonde inquiétude face aux projets de réforme du système judiciaire adopté le 12 juillet par la chambre basse du Parlement polonais – le Sejm… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Das Gedenken an den vereitelten Putsch vor einem Jahr könnte sich die Türkei eigentlich sparen, denn niemand im Land hatte bisher auch nur die Möglichkeit, die Ereignisse vom 15. Juli 2016 zu vergessen. Kaum ein Tag verging, ohne dass jemand entlassen, festgenommen oder verurteilt wurde. Das Jahr wurde genutzt, um die öffentlichen Einrichtungen zu säubern….… » read more

  Posted by KARPFENTEICH

Ces dernières années, le ‘droit à l’oubli’ a fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Si les procédures pour opposer son droit à l’oubli ont été simplifiées, peu de personnes en connaissent aujourd’hui l’étendue et les moyens de recours possible. Plus de trois ans après l’arrêt Google Spain (C-131/12, FR) rendue par la Cour de justice de l’Union… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

by Merijn Chamon, Sabrina Wirtz and Jacopo Alberti On 27 and 28 June 2017 the University of Luxembourg hosted the TARN Conference on the External dimension of EU agencies and bodies, organized by professors Herwig Hofmann, Ellen Vos, Morten Egeberg and dr. Merijn Chamon. Political and legal scientists discussed different aspects of the EU agencies’… » read more

  Posted by TARN

Niels Muiznieks, Commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe, s’inquiète de cette tendance prononcée à compliquer le regroupement familial. Il le fait avec des paroles fortes : « Les réfugiés seront là pour longtemps ; ça n’a aucun sens de nier un besoin humain fondamental en les séparant de leur famille, c’est complètement… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

European governments are setting global precedents that often hinder people’s search for safety and dignity. Speaking in Brussels among EU leaders and civil society at the European Development Days, Sipho Mthathi, Oxfam’s Executive Director in South Africa, made clear that EU policies have dangerous knock-on effects in parts of the world where people are often… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Water Matters

  Water matters. It is essential to life, the environment and to the economy. Ensuring water availability is, therefore, essential to generating and sustaining social and economic prosperity. Water is at the heart of all policies because it is the most important shared resource. Our sector provides clean, safe and reliable drinking water to our… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Depuis 1994, le 3 mai est consacré à la liberté de la presse. C’est l’occasion pour l’organisation Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) et les institutions de l’Union européenne, au premier chef desquels le Parlement européen, de sensibiliser et de faire le point sur l’état de la liberté de la presse dans le monde. Afin de sensibiliser… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Catalonia, a prosperous region in the northeast of Spain, seems still to be largely associated with Barcelona, holidays, football and sun by the outside world. This may change, however, because of the region’s divisive political moment. The central issue is that of Catalan independence from Spain. The Catalan society is fairly evenly split on the… » read more

  Posted by Drazen Simic

The EU as a ‘normative power’ is delusional, writes Emilie Naulot. Using the example of the diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, this article argues that when economic and security interests are at stake, ideological pretensions tend to be left aside. Indeed, Taiwan ticks all the boxes to be considered as a sovereign nation-state and exhibits good… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

By Raphael Shilhav, Oxfam EU migration policy advisor The EU’s ‘hotspots’ for migrants arriving in Italy and Greece place people at risk. That is one of the findings of a report by the European Court of Auditors last week. ‘Hotspots’ are a key pillar of the EU’s migration response, aiming at helping Greece and Italy… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

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