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The EIB Revised Transparency Policy: What is the right balance between private and public interest?
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...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:56
Israel/Palestine: A test case for the new EU Foreign policy team
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...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 16:13
The new Commission and what it means for tax justice
By Anders Dahlbeck, Policy Advisor, ActionAid UKAs the Juncker Commission has now been approved and set to take office in November, it is important that the promises the Commissioners made...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 16:04
Progress in the New Alliance? Not in support of small-scale food producers
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...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 18:20
Food & land rights
How the world is paving the way for corporate land grabs
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...
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:53
EU-Africa cooperation: where is civil society?
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...
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:46
EU biofuels policy: A disappointing deal
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...
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:42
Challenging the new narratives on the role of the private sector in development
The private sector has become a hot topic in current discussions about the EU development cooperation policy. In May, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a stronger role for the...
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:37
Council takes one step in the right direction
By Javier Pereira, Europe Advocacy CoordinatorThe meeting of the EU foreign affairs ministers on 23 June brought some pleasant and long awaited news. EU Foreign Affairs Ministers agreed a set of...
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 17:18
Post 2015 and the EU: time to get its act together
By Javier Pereira, Europe Advocacy Coordinator.The European Commission released on June 2nd a new Communication on the post-2015 agenda: “A Decent Life for All: From Vision to Collective Action”. The...
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 21:02