12 September Sep 2016 0945 12 September 2016
A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all
Together we can shape a Europe that is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations. Common statement signed by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions
8 September Sep 2016 1156 08 September 2016
Oxfam:«Each day 28 unaccompanied children fall out of Italy’s weak reception system»
With latest UNICEF figures showing ever more children globally are uprooted, the number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children arriving to Europe through Italy has doubled this year and Europe is failing to properly support them, a new Oxfam report reveals.
7 September Sep 2016 1141 07 September 2016
Counting the economic disaster of the earthquake
According to Lorenzo Codogno, visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, the costs of the earthquake in Italy will be around €5bn, i.e. 0.3% of GDP. However, the economic cost of natural disasters anywhere is hard to calculate
1 September Sep 2016 1130 01 September 2016
How does the EU Solidarity Fund work ?
In order to deal with the aftermath of major natural disaster, Governments have access to various financial instruments: international funds, budget reallocation, domestic or external credit, donor assistance, tax increase, reserves or calamity funds, budget contingencies, insurance etc.
5 August Aug 2016 1218 05 August 2016
We all share the same dreams
60% of EU citizens see discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as widespread. This is why the EU Commission has launched a new campaign: We All Share the Same Dreams.
4 August Aug 2016 1351 04 August 2016
EU steps up aid for Boko Haram affected regions as humanitarian crisis worsens
The European Commission is providing additional humanitarian assistance to help address the worsening situation in the Lake Chad region.
3 August Aug 2016 1041 03 August 2016
Refugees inflow surges to 1.3 million in 2015
A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 – nearly double the previous high water mark of roughly 700,000 that was set in 1992 after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
3 August Aug 2016 1001 03 August 2016
This new initiative is helping disaster-affected communities
People's lives across the planet are increasingly disrupted by disaster. From manmade to natural disasters, the planet is seeing more conflict and global warming. This is why the European Commission have launched a new initiative: EU Aid Volunteers.
27 July Jul 2016 1406 27 July 2016
EU banks funding illegal deforestation
In the developed world, we enjoy the luxury of choice and unending supply when it comes to food. The problem is the palm oil, cocoa, soy, beef, leather, biofuels and other agricultural products that fill our lives and stomachs are coming from lands that have been illegally cleared, and are accelerating the destruction of our planet.
26 July Jul 2016 1011 26 July 2016
Erasmus program no longer a certainty for UK
Active for over 30 years across 27 countries, the Erasmus has enriched over 2 million Europeans' lives with cultural and academic exchange. However, following Brexit, the Erasmus scheme’s UK future is no longer certain.