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Too little, too late – The EC-backed Multilateral Investment Court risks cementing corporate power
This month, the European Commission announced a series of initiatives to ensure its free trade policy benefits everyone. Among them, a proposal to member states to mandate the Commission to...
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:09
The European Commission released last week a reflection paper on harnessing globalisation. This aims at kicking off a debate on how the EU and its Member States can shape globalisation in a way...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 14:48
Madame Christine Lagarde, what is the obstacle to beauty?
The Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shared in Brussels today elements from the Global Outlook and Policy Priorities of the organisation, to be presented next week in...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 15:58
The lines are moving – time for hope and mobilisation
Business and human rights event in the European Parliament, March 2017By Jérôme Chaplier, Coordinator of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) and Isabelle Brachet, Europe Advocacy...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:45
Aid for Trade Review – Suggestions for the forthcoming review: Prioritising inclusiveness and sustainability - March 2017
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and ActionAid 1. Changing context and challengesDEVCO announced that the EU’s Aid for Trade Strategy “is...
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:16
The EU Bank’s move to support women’s rights: Towards a structural shift?
By Mary Collins, Senior Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, European Women's Lobby & Isabelle Brachet, Europe Advocacy Coordinator, ActionAid This week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) held...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:13
A new approach to corporate governance: Does this mean ending capitalism?
We need a new approach to corporate governance. Companies cannot just be a vehicle to create shareholders’ value – i.e. to pay high returns to those holding the capital. They must be...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:42
Juncker’s vision for Europe: Any reason to be optimistic?
The President of the European Commission made a much-awaited speech in the European Parliament today, the so-called State of the European Union address. This annual event is supposed to show...
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 09:10
A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all
Common statement by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits it brings are at...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:33
EU rhetoric’s on business and human rights needs to be backed by strong implementation measures
This week, the 28 member states of the European Union adopted their position on business and human rights. The Dutch presidency of the EU has made this theme a priority, and with these Council...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 13:42