30 March Mar 2016 1052 30 March 2016
S&D Group in Addis to strengthen EU-Africa relations
A delegation of members of the European Parliament of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group led by President Gianni Pittella is visiting Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). In agenda meetings with Ethiopian and African Union leaders in order to discuss the increasingly important EU-Africa relations.
16 March Mar 2016 1033 16 March 2016
10 myths on migration
With the EU-Turkey migration deal set to go ahead in the next few days in Brussels, CONCORD Europe has released a report outlining the top 10 most commonly believed myths on migration and development.
16 March Mar 2016 0948 16 March 2016
Bitcoin potential for underdeveloped countries
The advent of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, marks the beginning of a new era. However, its potential for building truly empowering social and solidarity-based finance has yet to be tested. A UN study provides a primer on the basics of Bitcoin and the technology’s potential to facilitate financial inclusion, cooperative structures and even micro-insurance systems.
14 March Mar 2016 1722 14 March 2016
1 in 3 Syrian children has grown up knowing only war
3.7 million children in Syria under 5 have known nothing but a lifetime shaped by the conflict. The UNICEF report No Place for Children shows the unimaginable price paid by children after a five - year civil war.
11 March Mar 2016 1305 11 March 2016
Millions going hungry, whilst Europe wastes 50% of its food
With food wastage at an all-time high and a predicted increase of 40% by 2020, EU Dutch presidency is asking civil society and the European Economic and Social Committee to provide exploratory opinions and solutions to the problem that is seeing over 1/3 of food produced globally going into the garbage.
7 March Mar 2016 1638 07 March 2016
It’s time to hear the stories of women and girls when shaping asylum and integration policies!
Caritas Europa’s Shannon Pfohman reminds Eu politicians that no holistic approach will be good enough unless it takes into account the specific needs of migrant women and girls. By doing this, women and girls will be able to avoid situations of vulnerability that the current policies are forcing them into.
7 March Mar 2016 1555 07 March 2016
In-work poverty and long-term unemployment: Europe’s two biggest challenges
The report “End poverty in Europe – Our solutions to make it happen" which will be launched in mid-April 2016, offers a very worrying snapshot of the social and economic reality and outlook of the old continent.
2 March Mar 2016 0947 02 March 2016
Is ethics a good business?
After the scandal of the VW cheating pollution emissions tests in the US, there are plenty of people and organisations that are calling for more ethical business practices. A new Report shows that the global business ethics landscape seems to be moving in a positive direction, but there is still much to do to earn public trust.
29 February Feb 2016 1414 29 February 2016
Almost nine out of ten EU citizens support development aid
Europeans are opening their hearts and their wallets. The new survey by Eurobarometer shows the highest support for development aid among EU citizens in 6 years, and a willingness to pay more for products from developing countries to support those living there.
29 February Feb 2016 1104 29 February 2016
Rough times for democratic change
The state and challenges of democracy and market economy in the world according to the findings of the Bertesmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI) which has analyzed 129 developing and transformation countries biennially since 2006.