EU 2014 Paliament

Election Talk: Discussing the EU and TTIP with Friends

Between the 22nd and the 25th May 2014, European Union (EU) citizens voted for their representatives in the European Parliament. As the elections loomed and with a low turnout expected, we at QCEA thought it would be a good time to talk

EU 2014 Paliament

Election Talk: Discussing the EU and TTIP with Friends

Between the 22nd and the 25th May 2014, European Union (EU) citizens voted for their representatives in the European Parliament. As the elections loomed and with a low turnout expected, we at QCEA thought it would be a good time to talk

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EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human

AdZ DRONE

EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human

Statue in Skopje, Macedonia. Photo: Dennis Jarvis, CC.

A Culture of Peace — The Council of Europe has a Part to Play

In May 2014 Macedonia experienced street violence in its capital, Skopje. The violence continued for only two days and did not spread to other parts of the country. Like many European cities, Skopje is home to communities with a variety

Statue in Skopje, Macedonia. Photo: Dennis Jarvis, CC.

A Culture of Peace — The Council of Europe has a Part to Play

In May 2014 Macedonia experienced street violence in its capital, Skopje. The violence continued for only two days and did not spread to other parts of the country. Like many European cities, Skopje is home to communities with a variety

Interpreters

Raising Your Voice to the Decision-makers

This is a blog post inspired by the civil conflict in Ukraine. However, it does not examine the causes of the unrest or attempt to lay blame with one side or the other. As people living outside of Ukraine, we

Interpreters

Raising Your Voice to the Decision-makers

This is a blog post inspired by the civil conflict in Ukraine. However, it does not examine the causes of the unrest or attempt to lay blame with one side or the other. As people living outside of Ukraine, we

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

flower

The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

flower

The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

map pipelines

Energy and (In)security

The current crisis in Ukraine, and the response of the European Union (EU), might prompt us to examine some of our long-held assumptions about well-being, the causes of conflict, and the overuse of the resources on which we base our

map pipelines

Energy and (In)security

The current crisis in Ukraine, and the response of the European Union (EU), might prompt us to examine some of our long-held assumptions about well-being, the causes of conflict, and the overuse of the resources on which we base our

Entrance Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

There is a crisis on the fringes of the European Union (EU). Many narratives are circulating about Ukraine. Whichever narrative one accepts, the crisis illustrates the difficult issues which arise when European countries try to cooperate. All is well as

Entrance Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

There is a crisis on the fringes of the European Union (EU). Many narratives are circulating about Ukraine. Whichever narrative one accepts, the crisis illustrates the difficult issues which arise when European countries try to cooperate. All is well as

peace pole

European Parliament Demands EU Drone Projects Assess Their Impact on Human Rights

On 26 February 2014 the European Parliament agreed a landmark resolution on remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). The resolution called on the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Member States, and the Council of the EU to ban

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European Parliament Demands EU Drone Projects Assess Their Impact on Human Rights

On 26 February 2014 the European Parliament agreed a landmark resolution on remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). The resolution called on the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Member States, and the Council of the EU to ban

German Anti-TTIP

An Unnecessary Tradition – The Origins of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an expansive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) Commission and the United States of America (US). If negotiations are successful and the deal is ratified by

German Anti-TTIP

An Unnecessary Tradition – The Origins of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an expansive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) Commission and the United States of America (US). If negotiations are successful and the deal is ratified by