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By Martin Butcher is Oxfam’s Policy Advisor on Conflict and Arms As the fourth EU-Africa summit takes place in Brussels, we note that the theme “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace” reflects exactly Africa’s needs, and emphasizes Oxfam’s concerns about armed violence and conflict in Africa which are at the base of the decade-long campaign […]

By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s EU Head of Office and Javier Pereira, Action Aid’s Europe Advocacy Coordinator The EU must seize an important opportunity this week to strengthen its ties with its neighbours to the south. At the centre of the Fourth EU-African summit in Brussels is the idea of cooperation, finding common ground on concerns […]

By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office This May, you have the chance to make the Europe you want. As millions of Europeans from all 28 EU states head to the polls to elect who they want to represent them in the European Parliament for the next five years, it is important we all […]

By Matti Kohonen, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor Saturday marked International Woman’s Day, a global celebration and awareness initiative which highlights the socio-economic difficulties women face on a day to day basis, as well as ways we can tackle this. The European Union have long trumpeted their credentials on the issue, but despite on-going, promising rhetoric, […]

What’s behind the brands?

by Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate change & food security expert Food is power, in Europe and around the world. As one of the largest importers of food in the world as well as home to some of the most influential food companies, the industry in the European Union touches upon the lives of millions […]

Tasa Robin Hood

Por Àngela Corbalán, Jefa de Comunicación de la Oficina de Oxfam ante la UE Hoy lanzamos un cortometraje sobre la tasa “Robin Hood”, dirigido por el director de Harry Potter David Yates. Cuenta con caras conocidas como la del recientemente galardonado con un Premio Goya Javier Cámara, así como también Clémence Poesy, Bill Nighy, Heike […]

By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office, and Mohamed L. Coulibaly, Oxfam’s Mali Country Director As the second anniversary of Mali’s coup looms on the horizon and stability slowly creeps back across the country, significant changes in how the country is governed and aid is distributed is sorely needed. A new report by Oxfam […]

By Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate change expert Tomorrow, the European Commission will announce its most important stance on climate change in years. After weeks of deliberation, the EU’s executive arm will state its suggestions for both CO2 emission cuts and renewable energy targets. As many European governments, industry associations and civil society groups call […]

Looking ahead to 2014

By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on. At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality […]

By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor In the world of overseas development, money answers many questions. If we’re interested in finding out how far we have come in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or in what direction we should go for a post-2015 agenda, having the right numbers in place is key to […]

By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy adviser The money for development aid and humanitarian assistance under the new 2014-2020 EU budget falls short of what is needed to help the EU respond to today’s pressing global challenges including runaway climate change, food insecurity, resource constraints and growing inequality between rich and poor. With one in […]

Impressions from Bangladesh

by Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EUs office My first impression of Bangladesh was very similar to my experience many years ago when I first stepped foot in Delhi: being a foreigner raised curiosity but always got a gentle smile and respectful glance. The well-known reputation of Bangladeshi hospitality was topped when, that same night, […]

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