Europe

The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

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Trade
Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Salvation or suicide for ACP countries
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Article
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Presentation at the ‘Debating Europe’ meeting with representatives of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, set up by the TransNational Institute, Brussels, 3rd November 2009.... Read more

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

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Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
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Article
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When we talk about “African engagement” with China we are, of course, dealing essentially with African governmental engagements. This refers mainly to the diplomatic, political and economic engagements of individual African governments in bilateral relations with China. There are also, to a much lesser degree, more general - and somewhat formulaic – collective African positions in relation to... Read more

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Implications of EPA/FTAs against developmental regional integration in Africa

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Debt
Trade
Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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(Note: A longer version of this paper was prepared for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) policy and research meeting on “African Economic and Political Integration, and Alternatives to the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 9-11 2008).... Read more

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

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Alternative Regionalisms
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Press release
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The undersigned European and Belgian organizations, all part of the group of 335 organizations that signed the European Food declaration published last March, jointly request the EU Ministers for agriculture and Commissioner Ciolos who are meeting in La Hulpe to discuss the future of the CAP, to definitively address the challenges and demands placed on both consumers and farmers at European... Read more

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Power without responsibility? The rise of China and India

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COPs
Debt
Trade
Asia Europe Peoples' Forum
Asia Europe Peoples' Forum
Asia Europe Peoples' Forum
Renewables
Trade
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Environmental Justice
Corporate Power
Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Praful Bidwai shared these reflections in the run-up to the Asia-Europe People's Forum (AEPF8); download the booklet with reflections also from Susan George, Ben Hayes and Walden Bello.... Read more

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Sad Spectacle in Istanbul

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
English
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Environmental Justice
Peace & Security
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The Sixth European Social Forum - Istanbul
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Article
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There was genuine enthusiasm after the first Social Forum eight years ago. It was the lead story in local news reports and was even featured on national television programs.... Read more

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'Save Us From These Bankers, Fast'

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Democratisation
Democratisation
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Democratising Europe
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Article
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A cross-party alliance has called for an international campaigning organisation to concentrate on remedying the flaws of the financial services industry with the same tenacity that Amnesty International focuses on victims of torture and Greenpeace on toxic chemicals and whales.... Read more

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Foro Social Europeo Estambul 2010: Por una transición justa

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Democratización
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Alternativas en el Sector Público
Democratización de Europa
Justicia Ambiental
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Article
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Puede que los diarios hablen de crisis financiera y económica, pero cuando miramos a nuestro alrededor no vemos derivados ni mercados financieros. Lo que vemos es la destrucción de comunidades, de nuestros entornos sociales y naturales, de nuestras relaciones mutuas. Lo que vemos es el capitalismo destruyéndonos. Frente a esta destrucción y la austeridad que sigue su estela, la gente está... Read more

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To Kill, But Not Pollute

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Peace & Security
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New anti-pollution laws could lead to deadlier war planes, say Brussels
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In the media
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Some 1.6 billion euros (2 billion dollars) has been allocated to the EU's "Clean Sky" project, which aims to develop aircraft engines that emit half as much carbon dioxide as those now in use. With the funding being divided between industry and the European taxpayer, plane and engine manufacturers have stated that the project underscores their eagerness to be more ... Read more

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