Isabelle Brachet

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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...
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...
This week, the Development Committee of the European Parliament declared its position on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a big Public-Private Partnership launched by the G8 in 2012...
 The cover page of the recently released progress report on the New Alliance for food security and nutrition, features an African woman driving a tractor made by a US company. At first sight, a...
Tug of war between big agribusiness and small farmers in Brussels ahead of Parli
The World Economic Forum gathering of the economic elite is opening in Davos this week, with the theme of the fourth industrial revolution. Davos shows Europe at its most glamorous, but for many...
 The European Parliament Development Committee organised a hearing this week concerning the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The New Alliance, launched in 2012 by the G8, is a...
 The new EU trade strategy has just been released by the European Commission. It is called “Trade for all” – a good starting point. It seems the Commission has finally heard people’s concern...
A group of European civil society organisations are concerned over the launch of the European Commission’s proposed Action Plan on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative. They call on policy...
20 May 2015This morning, on my way to work, I read the new EU communication on Better Regulation, a set of proposals to change decision-making processes at EU level in order to deliver better results...
 19 May 2015The European Union is the world’s largest economy, the world’s largest trading block, and home to 500 million consumers. Every year, millions of euro worth of minerals flow into the...