“Het hele proces lijkt ontworpen te zijn door lobbyisten, voor lobbyisten”, zegt Ben Hayes, TNI onderzoeker en auteur van het rapport. “In haar streven naar een verhoogde 'industriële competitiviteit', heeft de EU het ontwerp van haar onderzoeksprogramma volledig uitbesteed aan de bedrijven die het meest te winnen hebben aan de uitvoering van dit programma.”
If Washington remains unwilling to hold Israel accountable for its violations in Gaza war, as seen in its voting against the UN Human Rights Council resolution, the potential for a new U.S. position in the world will be impossible.
The recent food crisis in many poor countries is due to the dismantlement of the developing nations’ state support for local agriculture, and opening up to liberalised international food trade, as promoted by the international financial institutions.
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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Commission is hoping to boost EU-Latin American relations with the creation of a joint forum that will bring together the two sides on a permanent basis and launch of a new investment fund. But civil society organisations and some Latin American officials believe Europe is steadily abandoning its support for regional integration on the EU model on the continent.
As water shortages in developing countries become more acute due to climate change, the EU is backing policies to manage the demands of all sectors, prioritising health, sanitation and cooperation between states.
How is it possible that in the 21st century the world has the capacity to feed every single human being on the planet, yet the majority of people in Africa and the rest of the Global South go rampantly hungry?
Despite the often benign intent behind collaborative European ‘research’ into integrated land, air, maritime, space and cyber-surveillance systems, the EU’s security and R&D policy is coalescing around a high-tech blueprint for a new kind of security.