Author Archives: Cat Hellewell

About Cat Hellewell

Cat is a Programme Assistant on Criminal Justice and the EU Multiannual Financial Framework at the Quaker Council for European Affairs.

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Reindustrialising Europe: What Role for Smaller Businesses in Making Europe Sustainable?

The European Union’s Commission, Parliament, and Council have had one issue on their minds lately: the economy. As the economic crisis continues, and worsens in some Member States, few EU matters can be discussed without mention of our financial woes.

Reindustrialising Europe: What Role for Smaller Businesses in Making Europe Sustainable?

The European Union’s Commission, Parliament, and Council have had one issue on their minds lately: the economy. As the economic crisis continues, and worsens in some Member States, few EU matters can be discussed without mention of our financial woes.

Reindustrialising Europe: Can Big Business Lead the Way to a Greener Europe?

The economic crisis has created increasing unemployment, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the future shape of Europe. As governments attempt to rebuild their economies and create long-term jobs and growth, now is a perfect opportunity to respond to the economic,

Reindustrialising Europe: Can Big Business Lead the Way to a Greener Europe?

The economic crisis has created increasing unemployment, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the future shape of Europe. As governments attempt to rebuild their economies and create long-term jobs and growth, now is a perfect opportunity to respond to the economic,

Who should take Responsibility for a Sustainable Europe?

Talks are well underway in the European Parliament and European Council about the EU budget. Since the Commission released its proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework spanning 2014-2020, both institutions have been discussing – and criticising – elements of

Who should take Responsibility for a Sustainable Europe?

Talks are well underway in the European Parliament and European Council about the EU budget. Since the Commission released its proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework spanning 2014-2020, both institutions have been discussing – and criticising – elements of

How has the Brighton Declaration Affected the Defence of Human Rights in Europe?

With just a month remaining of its six-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the UK was determined to make its mark. The European Court of Human Rights (the Court) certainly created a lot of press attention

How has the Brighton Declaration Affected the Defence of Human Rights in Europe?

With just a month remaining of its six-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, the UK was determined to make its mark. The European Court of Human Rights (the Court) certainly created a lot of press attention

What does the Draft Brighton Declaration Mean for Human Rights in Europe?

The United Kingdom, in its capacity as Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, is organising a conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. From 18th to 20th April representatives from

What does the Draft Brighton Declaration Mean for Human Rights in Europe?

The United Kingdom, in its capacity as Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, is organising a conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. From 18th to 20th April representatives from

Is there a Green Way Out of the Unemployment Problem?

Preparations are well underway for the next seven year EU budget, covering 2014 to 2020. This budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – has a lot of work to do. As well as tackling high unemployment rates across Europe,

Is there a Green Way Out of the Unemployment Problem?

Preparations are well underway for the next seven year EU budget, covering 2014 to 2020. This budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – has a lot of work to do. As well as tackling high unemployment rates across Europe,

How to Switch from Jobless Growth to Growthless Jobs? A Citizen’s Controversy Debate.

Europe is struggling. Since 2008 the European Union and its twenty-seven Member State governments have been under ever-increasing pressure to pull the continent out of its economic slump. Alongside this there have been endless remedies for how exactly this can

How to Switch from Jobless Growth to Growthless Jobs? A Citizen’s Controversy Debate.

Europe is struggling. Since 2008 the European Union and its twenty-seven Member State governments have been under ever-increasing pressure to pull the continent out of its economic slump. Alongside this there have been endless remedies for how exactly this can

Can We Trust Our Neighbours? Mutual Trust in the European Judicial Area

The European Union relies on the idea of mutual trust between Member States. In areas where national laws and practices differ widely across the EU, this mutual trust becomes harder to foster. This was the issue at the heart of

Can We Trust Our Neighbours? Mutual Trust in the European Judicial Area

The European Union relies on the idea of mutual trust between Member States. In areas where national laws and practices differ widely across the EU, this mutual trust becomes harder to foster. This was the issue at the heart of

Changing a Broken Record: Unnecessary Immigration Detention in Europe

In May 2011 the UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) led a Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention for asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and stateless persons. This conference made some simple requests: that those migrating or seeking asylum are treated

Changing a Broken Record: Unnecessary Immigration Detention in Europe

In May 2011 the UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) led a Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention for asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and stateless persons. This conference made some simple requests: that those migrating or seeking asylum are treated