Isabelle Brachet

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A couple of days ago, Franz Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Better Regulation and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, delivered a speech at the Foundation for...
Le vote censitaire? C’est quand seuls les plus riches avaient le droit de vote – les autres étaient considérés comme pas suffisamment éclairés pour avoir une voix en politique. Parce que ce sont les...
What is it?The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition was launched in 2012 by the G8 (now the G7, with Russia’s departure), with the aim of “rais[ing] 50 million people out of poverty in Africa...
Several recent publications have shed light on the huge role played by companies in the EU decision-making processes. Encouraging initiatives are to be noted, such as the new President of the...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is currently revising its transparency policy. As part of that process, it organised a public consultation in September around its draft revised policy, and civil...
On 12th October, the governments of Norway and Egypt hosted a large conference of donors for Gaza in Cairo. Their purpose was to collect pledges for the rebuilding of Gaza after Israel’s 50-day...
Call of G7/G8 Civil Society Organizations to their Governments on theNew Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa More than two years after the launch of the G8 New Alliance for Food...
Over recent years, a global land rush has resulted in a massive rise in the number of people in developing countries being evicted or denied access to their own land – sometimes in violent...
At the beginning of April, more than 60 EU and African leaders met in Brussels to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations. The summit confirmed the commitment of both continents to the objectives...
On 13 June, EU Energy Ministers finally agreed to reform the EU biofuels policy, capping food-based biofuels at seven percent of all energy in the transport sector by 2020. The European Commission...
Biofuels = Land Grabs + Hunger