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  2. A chance to change EU security research policy for the better

    Chris Jones
    04 September 2017
    Article

    As the EU starts to negotiate new budgets from 2020 onwards, there is an important opportunity to shape EU security policy and research so that it prioritises human rights, democracy, transparency and equality.

  3. For its own sake, Greece needs to declare default

    Costas Lapavitsas
    14 February 2012
    Article

    The ruthless austerity programmes imposed on Greece and the endless cycle of debt renegotiations will only come to a close when Athens takes charge of its predicament and announces a democratic and sovereign cessation of payments.

  4. The right to say no

    • Cecilia Olivet, Timothé Feodoroff, Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
    13 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.

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    To Kill, But Not Pollute

    Frank Slijper, David Cronin
    29 June 2010
    In the media

    European Union subsidies earmarked for reducing air travel's contribution to climate change may help develop deadlier warplanes than those already found in the world's arsenals, Brussels officials have admitted.

  6. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 July 2011
    Article

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

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    Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge launched

    Hilary Wainwright
    19 November 2009
    Article

    An international coalition has launched Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge as a response to the recent agreement of the European Commission on the “protection” of Internet access, brought under the pressure of the lobbies of the culture industry.

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    Time for Europe to put human rights above commercial advantage

    • Cecilia Olivet, Paulina Novo
    17 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Free trade or slave trade? How the EU's free trade agreements in Colombia and Peru reward human rights abuses, destroy livelihoods, promote land grabbing and strip governments of their sovereignty to regulate capital flows.

  9. Access to land for farmers in the EU

    Access to land for farmers in the EU

    07 December 2016

    In Europe, land speculation and land concentration are an increasing threat to small and medium sized family farms and new entrants. Soaring land prices make it increasingly difficult for farmers to have access to land. In the meantime, investors are buying up enormous pieces of land, sometimes using legal loopholes. Land is increasingly becoming a globally tradable commodity and an object of financial speculation. Examples such as Scotland and Andalusia, where arable land, pastures and forests are highly concentrated since centuries, show the negative effects for sustainable rural development and societies as a whole.

  10. A test for India’s foreign policy

    Praful Bidwai
    02 June 2011
    Article

    While countries all over the world review their nuclear energy plans and safety measures in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the Indian government still pushes ahead with it's fiercely opposed Jaitapur plant.

  11. One million in Europe sign for water as a public service

    14 February 2013
    Article

    ‘Water is a Human Right’ has made history as being the first European Citizen Initiative to have collected over one million signatures.

  12. For a different Europe

    10 May 2012
    Article

    There is a need for a strong and coordinated European effort to decisively end the attack on welfare and democracy and to make alternatives a reality.

  13. Nuclear Phase-Out put to the test

    • Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Rhea Tamara Hoffmann
    08 October 2013
    Policy briefing

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.

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    A voice for a different Europe

    Susan George
    24 December 2007
    Article
    The defeated EU Constitution has been repackaged as the Reform Treaty, which does not say a single word about social Europe. Rejecting it is crucial to save democracy.
    EOIN Ó BROIN speaks to writer and social activist SUSAN GEORGE about how important the Irish referendum on the EU Treaty is for democrats and progressives across Europe.
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    The struggle for Europe’s soul

    Oscar Reyes
    01 March 2007
    Article
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    Back to the Future: remunicipalisation in Bergkamen

    Heike Langenberg
    01 May 2007
    Article
  17. Leaked mandate for EU-US free trade deal opens floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits by corporations

    05 June 2013
    Press release

    The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will open the floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits from corporations challenging democratic policies to protect the environment and public health, argues a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute.

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    Dare to be disobedient

    Hilary Wainwright
    09 December 2006
    Article
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