Posts Tagged: European Parliament (EP)

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

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

The Circular Economy and “better regulation”

On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigger

The Circular Economy and “better regulation”

On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigger

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European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine

As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commission. This final week

Coexistance

European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine

As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commission. This final week

New Plans to Increase EU Military Research Funding

Plans to increase military research funding were on the agenda when the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence met in Brussels on Monday (13 October 2014). This committee is made up of thirty MEPs who meet to scrutinise the

New Plans to Increase EU Military Research Funding

Plans to increase military research funding were on the agenda when the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence met in Brussels on Monday (13 October 2014). This committee is made up of thirty MEPs who meet to scrutinise the

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Reforming the European Arrest Warrant

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a system in which one EU Member State can ask another EU Member State to deliver a suspect to face trial, a witness to be questioned, or a person convicted to serve a sentence.

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part II

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months.        Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part II

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months.        Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at

Visiting Friends by Caroline Finney

This is the second of two posts written by pupils from Friends’ School Lisburn, who came to Brussels for a week of work experience with QCEA. During their stay Chloe Hassard and Caroline Finney attended a number of meetings and

Visiting Friends by Caroline Finney

This is the second of two posts written by pupils from Friends’ School Lisburn, who came to Brussels for a week of work experience with QCEA. During their stay Chloe Hassard and Caroline Finney attended a number of meetings and