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BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

Brexit - Dutch presidency

BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

Jungle City, 1 March 2016 (Photo: TaranisNews)

Calais bulldozers

~ Since August, Renke Meuwese has spent a total of 10 weeks working at the Calais refugee camp. Renke is a Quaker from the Netherlands, Co-Clerk of the Europe and Middle East Quaker youth organisation, and a QCEA Council member.

Jungle City, 1 March 2016 (Photo: TaranisNews)

Calais bulldozers

~ Since August, Renke Meuwese has spent a total of 10 weeks working at the Calais refugee camp. Renke is a Quaker from the Netherlands, Co-Clerk of the Europe and Middle East Quaker youth organisation, and a QCEA Council member.

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TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

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TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

2 and 3 litre bottles of super-strength cider can contain 8-10 times the recommended daily alcohol limit, and be sold for less than bottled water. Photo credit: Doorway Community Project

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

2 and 3 litre bottles of super-strength cider can contain 8-10 times the recommended daily alcohol limit, and be sold for less than bottled water. Photo credit: Doorway Community Project

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Quaker representatives attending the Peace and Service Consultation

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Quaker representatives attending the Peace and Service Consultation

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Nyle Fort and Derecka Purnell in Amsterdam with anti-Zwarte Piet t-shirts, October 2015 Credit Nyle Fort.

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

Nyle Fort and Derecka Purnell in Amsterdam with anti-Zwarte Piet t-shirts, October 2015 Credit Nyle Fort.

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

The Leopold I, contributed by Belgium, is one of the warships taking part in Operation Sophia.
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An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

The Leopold I, contributed by Belgium, is one of the warships taking part in Operation Sophia.
Photo credit: Ein Dahmer
Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 3.0

An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

Maher from Damascus, travelled by boat to Europe, and then on foot to Macedonia where he waits for a train. Credit: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

Maher from Damascus, travelled by boat to Europe, and then on foot to Macedonia where he waits for a train. Credit: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

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EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

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EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

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Conferences and consultations: making your voice heard on the circular economy

On the 25th June, QCEA joined the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the Circular Economy, entitled “Closing the loop, Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste”. This star-studded event featured three European Commissioners (including two vice-presidents), Ellen MacArthur (along with various

circular_economy conference

Conferences and consultations: making your voice heard on the circular economy

On the 25th June, QCEA joined the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the Circular Economy, entitled “Closing the loop, Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste”. This star-studded event featured three European Commissioners (including two vice-presidents), Ellen MacArthur (along with various