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The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

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The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

QCEA General Assembly, October 2017

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA General Assembly, October 2017

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

Swimming against the current. Credit: Brent David

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.

Swimming against the current. Credit: Brent David

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.

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Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

Cartoon by Erik Dries. To see more visit Stop Fuelling War at stopfuellingwar.org

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

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Why the European Convention on Human Rights should be important to young people

Since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was announced, there has been further discussion of whether the UK should now choose to remain or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Theresa May expressed her opposition

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Why the European Convention on Human Rights should be important to young people

Since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was announced, there has been further discussion of whether the UK should now choose to remain or withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Theresa May expressed her opposition

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King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

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King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

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EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

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EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

German-made tanks taking part in a military training exercise
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Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

German-made tanks taking part in a military training exercise
Photo credit: Bundeswehr-Fotos
Creative Commons licence CC BY 2.0

Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

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CETA: always in TTIP’s shadow

In the wake of the recent TTIP leaks and their fallout, including Francois Hollande’s threat to block those negotiations, there is a risk that discussions at the European Council on the very similar deal between the European Union and Canada,

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CETA: always in TTIP’s shadow

In the wake of the recent TTIP leaks and their fallout, including Francois Hollande’s threat to block those negotiations, there is a risk that discussions at the European Council on the very similar deal between the European Union and Canada,

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Five reasons to ban fracking in the EU

Did you know that eleven European Union countries are involved with fracking? A recent EU study shows that Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom have already authorised or plan to authorise

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Five reasons to ban fracking in the EU

Did you know that eleven European Union countries are involved with fracking? A recent EU study shows that Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom have already authorised or plan to authorise