Europe

Key issues on the table at the 8th Asia Europe People's Forum

September 2010

Ahead of the Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF) which coincides with the official ASEM8 summit this year in Brussels, four TNI scholar-activists - Susan George, Praful Bidwai, Ben Hayes and Walden Bello - discuss some of the key struggles facing citizens from both regions.

Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

September 2010

The AEPF this year in Brussels brought together citizens for dialogue, solidarity and action, as a platform from which to oppose corporate-dominated, undemocratic and neoliberal responses to ongoing crises.

Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

September 2010

At AEPF 2010 civil society from Europe and Asia will come together to discuss, propose and development democratic alternatives to neoliberal, free trade ideology dominating bi-regional development.

The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

September 2010

The language contained in agreements being negotiated by the EU through the WTO with their southern counterparts often deliberately diguises real political goals, obscuring the negative economic implications for those countries of the neoliberal agenda.

Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

September 2010

There are many important factors to consider when speaking broadly of China's role in Africa, and one should avoid falling into the trap of simplistic comparisons with historic African-European relations.

Implications of EPA/FTAs against developmental regional integration in Africa

September 2010

Why the EU's so-called "Economic Partnership Agreements" and free trade policies will have exactly the opposite effect of development on Least Developed Countries' economies.

CAP 2013: European civil society calls on EU to reshape Common Agricultural Policy

September 2010

335 organizations call on EU ministers to revise failed "market" approaches to food policy, and focus instead on meeting human needs, ensuring food sovereignty and environmental protection.

Power without responsibility? The rise of China and India

September 2010

As the Asia-Europe Summit gets ready to meet in early October, what are the implications of the rising power of Asia for progress on tackling poverty, inequality and climate change?

Paris: local authorities regain control of water management

Anne Le Strat
August 2010

The President of Paris' remunicipalised water utility tells the inspiring story of how water was taken back into public hands, and why this has prompted a major expansion in reinvestment, public participation, and international solidarity cooperation.

Social efficiency: reforming public services in 21st Century

July 2010

The ideological reasoning behind UK government policies is that the market is the only way to make public services 'efficient'. Isn't it time we talked about social efficiency, maximising public benefit rather than maximising profit?

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