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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
A European blueprint for a stronger role of the private sector in development cooperation
By Javier Pereira, Europe Advocacy Coordinator The new European Commission Communication on the private sector ‑ “A stronger role of the Private Sector in achieving inclusive and...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 16:49
First ActionAid store opens in Athens
The ActionAid e-shop wasn't enough! On Thursday, April 10th at 7pm, the doors opened to the first walk-in ActionAid store in Athens. Opening night was packed with volunteers, celebrities, media...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:13
A taxing problem: EU-Africa and illicit finance
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s EU Head of Office and Javier Pereira, Action Aid’s Europe Advocacy CoordinatorThe EU must seize an important opportunity this week to strengthen its ties with its...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 14:25
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Illicit Financial Flows