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Can the EU better support job creation in developing countries?
On 24 January 2017, the International Trade Union Confederation, the European Trade Union Confederation and ActionAid organised a half-day event bringing together officials from the European...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:57
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
Separated: The challenges of relocation and family reunification for refugees arriving in Greece
4 Jan 2017
Around 50,000 people who have fled conflict and hardship now find themselves stranded in Greece. They are living in a legal limbo that is exacerbating the stress and suffering many are already...
Joint CSO Recommendations on the European External Investment Plan
30 Nov 2016
CSOs concerns regarding the EU External Investment Plan and recommendations to ensure a pro-poor instrument
The power in people, the power in women
Many questions are being asked in the last two weeks over women, society and power. Do women have the power to lead? Can they make it all the way to the Presidency of the US? Was it about...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:11
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
A new EU sustainable bioenergy policy
7 Sep 2016
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a new and improved bioenergy sustainability policy for the use of biomass in heating, electricity and transport as part of its Climate and...
Back to life, back to reality: the story of Monaf and ActionAid
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the key legal document drawn up after World War Two that defines the term “refugee” and outlines their rights as well as the legal...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:14
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