Posts Tagged: European Union (EU)

Imagine….

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone thinks that this

Imagine….

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone thinks that this

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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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…

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

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

EuroDrones

Where is the Democratic Control of EU Drone Policy?

Research published today by the Transnational Institute and Statewatch has uncovered European Commission subsidies worth 315 million Euro provided to the defence sector to develop Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones). The approval of this funding was agreed by Heads of Government and

EuroDrones

Where is the Democratic Control of EU Drone Policy?

Research published today by the Transnational Institute and Statewatch has uncovered European Commission subsidies worth 315 million Euro provided to the defence sector to develop Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones). The approval of this funding was agreed by Heads of Government and

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.

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part I

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months. On 11th June, the Greek government decided to shut down public media broadcaster ERT as part of

Shrinking Civil Space in Europe: Part I

This post is by Annie Schultz. Annie is currently working at QCEA as an intern on the Human Rights Programme for two months. On 11th June, the Greek government decided to shut down public media broadcaster ERT as part of

Where is Inequality Headed?

The European Union (EU) was created from a desire for peace and prosperity after the carnage of World War II. It all began with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 which aimed to unify and

Where is Inequality Headed?

The European Union (EU) was created from a desire for peace and prosperity after the carnage of World War II. It all began with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 which aimed to unify and