5 August Aug 2019 1506 05 August 2019
Blockchain can have multiple applications in the social economy, but must not create a new "digital economy elite"
Originally associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) are in fact very versatile and can be usefully applied to the social economy. However, it is important to regulate them properly and gear them to benefits for all, allowing everyone to participate, says the EESC in a report tabled at its July plenary
10 October Oct 2017 1303 10 October 2017
Money from the ECB invested into gambling, oil and weapons
Everybody talks about it. But what is Quantitative Easing? And where does the money go? Corporate Europe Observatory has made a list of the beneficiaries of the European Central Bank’s corporate bond purchasing scheme. The results are disturbing, unless you think that oil, fancy cars, motorways, champagne, and gambling are a good place to put public money...
11 May May 2017 1203 11 May 2017
Italian NGOs under attack, unfortunately not an isolated case
Italian NGOs have come under attack on efforts to save migrants’ lives in the Mediterranean. The Italian case is unfortunately not isolated, and we witness worrying cases across Europe.
26 January Jan 2017 1459 26 January 2017
Corruption: here is the global picture
Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2016 analyses the levels of corruption country by country, portraying a concerning global picture where no country is immune to closed-doors deals and conflict of interest
20 December Dec 2016 1608 20 December 2016
Transparency missing under the EU Christmas tree
Publicly accessible registers are on course to become a global transparency standard – the EU should get on board rather than get left behind.
9 December Dec 2016 1118 09 December 2016
Transparency, silver bullet for a more just society
As more than 70 governments, together with the private sector and civil society, are meeting in Paris for the Open Government Partnership Summit to promote transparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation, let's make sure the topic is on the table for elections across Europe.
28 November Nov 2016 1502 28 November 2016
NGOs urge the EU to agree an action plan that respects their promises on development and aid effectiveness
Today, as the EU adopted its Common Position for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting taking place in Nairobi on 30 November - 1 December, Europe’s development NGOs urged EU leaders to set themselves a clear timeline to achieve their commitments, crucial to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
17 November Nov 2016 1406 17 November 2016
A pivotal moment for the Central African Republic
Leaders in Brussels must provide CAR with the support it needs to not only address immediate humanitarian concerns, but also to break the decades-long cycle of conflict with locally owned capacity, writes Friederike Röder.
16 November Nov 2016 1333 16 November 2016
A third of Eu citizens believes government officials and lawmakers are highly corrupt
Governments are doing a poor job at fighting corruption across Europe and Central Asia. New Transparency International report shows people fear speaking out against corruption
28 October Oct 2016 0201 28 October 2016
EU aid gap puts sustainable development at risk
The new aid target the EU set itself to reach the 0.7% target by 2030 is too long and too uncertain to deliver the financing needed to end global poverty by 2030, CONCORD Aidwatch report says