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Guest post by Julia Muravska – Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme With the transposition of the Defence Procurement Directive into national law comes an ideal opportunity for EU member states to ensure that offsets are finally made transparent and accountable to the EU public. Those following developments of EU defence procurement will be familiar […]

By Julia Muravska – Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme With the transposition of the Defence Procurement Directive into national law comes an ideal opportunity for EU member states to ensure that offsets are finally made transparent and accountable to the EU public. Those following developments of EU defence procurement will be familiar with the […]

It may sound strange. However, I still claim that both Libya and Finance crisis are the perfect illustration of the completely intricate fate of all European countries, may they argue on their so vital peculiarities. Of course, every nation owns some unique features. Nevertheless, our economies are so interdependent that Europe looks much more a… » read more

La conférence de Copenhague dont l’Union européenne attendait tant, a été une grande déconvenue. Pareille mésaventure ne doit pas se renouveler. Le changement climatique planétaire n’est pas seulement une question planétaire évidente dont les effets négatifs sont déjà perceptibles, mais c’est aussi une question de développement et par voie de conséquences, c’est une question sécuritaire […]

While Palestinians try to unite (Hamas-Fatah deal) and promote their case in UN (recognition of independence) and on the ground (flopped air-flotilla and failed Flotilla II on July) and while so-called Middle East Quartet and EU foreign ministers are making their empty outdated statements to reopen stagnated Israeli-Palestinian negotiations also in Israel there is some […]

Before a packed room of ambassadors from developing countries, diplomats, European Commission officials and NGO representatives, an interesting high level panel on the benefits and pitfalls of budget support aid took place in Brussels on 13 July. The event, organised by Oxfam and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), took place at an opportune time when […]

Un monde sans Europe ?

C’est le titre d’un ouvrage qui vient de paraitre (1), c’est un thème abordé à plusieurs reprises par Nea say. Un premier constat : il s’agit d’un thème que les européens répugnent à aborder, de façon inexplicable. Leur réflexion cale lorsqu’elle est mise en présence d’une telle problématique. Or cette perspective devrait être un précieux stimulant : […]

The United Nations has just officially declared two parts of Somalia to be in famine, amid the worst drought in east Africa for 60 years. Malnutrition rates in the Dolo Ado camps for Somali refugees in Ethiopia have been recorded more than four times the level considered an emergency, and in some areas between 60-90 […]

Europe is blind to its longer-term interests in defence and foreign affairs, claim two speeches in London this week. Former NATO Secretary General George Robertson and Douglas Alexander, foreign affairs spokesman for the British Labour Party, both cast…

Nea Say a suivi la saga du permis unique (http://www.eu-logos.org/eu-logos_nea-say.php?q=permis+unique&Submit=%3E ), la « guerre des deux roses » entre la commission des affaires sociale menée par sa présidente, Pervenche Bérès, et la commission des libertés civiles (LIBE) qui, chef de file, avait voté à une quasi unanimité en faveur du rapport de Véronique Mathieu (PPE). Il s’agit […]

Aus Wen Jiabaos Rundreise erwachsen für Europa zwei zentrale Erkenntnisse: zum einen die Bestätigung des Interesses Pekings an einer Unterstützung der Volkswirtschaften am Rand der Union, das darin zum Ausdruck kommt, dass (die Chinesen) zuverlässig deren Staatsobligationen kaufen; wahrscheinlich beruht dies auf der Absicht, Einfluss auf die schwächsten Glieder in der europäischen Kette zu gewinnen, […]

al-Assad speaks before the Syrian Parliament. Source FPB The uprising in Syria is still underway for more than 100 days now as the brute force of the oppressive Assad regime continues to escalate, since more protesters are being killed. Syrian refugees in Turkey amount to 10.000 according to the Turkish authorities and up to 30.000 […]

Activist prepare to set sail. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) Yesterday Friday July 1 2011, the Greek authorities prohibited vessels heading to Gaza, from leaving the Greek ports. The excuse provided by the authorities was that it was not safe for the activist flotilla to move forward, while the activists argued from their side that neither the […]

REMDH s’interroge : les migrants, les grands perdants de la nouvelle stratégie européenne à l’égard des pays du sud de la Méditerranée qui tentent la démocratie ? Son comité exécutif s’est réuni du 24 au 26 juin au Caire et a fait connaitre son désaccord profond avec les résultats du Conseil européen (cf. autre information). « Il est […]

At the end of past week former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko went on the trial. She is accused of abusing power while signing the 2009 gas agreements with Russia and can be sentenced for 7-10 years of imprisonment. This is one of the two intriguing processes, each of that to have substantial consequences for the […]

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