11 October Oct 2020 1852 11 October 2020
“Rule of law is crucial for promoting a sustainable economy”
Interview with the rapporteur of the EESC own-initiative opinion on "The rule of law and its impact on economic growth." A fundamental EU value, “the rule of law is instrumental for the functioning of society, fundamental rights, civil society, as well as the economy." (..) “Investments crucially depend on having stable and reliably and impartially enforced common rules. Strengthening the rule of law by promoting reforms in areas such as effective justice systems and the fight against corruption would also reinforce the competitiveness and sustainability of the economy,”explains Jukka Ahtela
14 October Oct 2016 1109 14 October 2016
Patrick Gomes (ACP Group of States):«Diversifying partnerships is key for our future»
Ambassador Patrick Gomes shares his views regarding the main and most pressing challenges that the ACP (The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) is facing.
14 September Sep 2016 0949 14 September 2016
Ken Loach:The European Union is a neo-liberal project
Since the 1960s, Ken Loach has been known for his hard-hitting social dramas exploring issues such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment and exploitation. The acclaimed film director and passionate socialist arrived yesterday in Rome to promote I Daniel Blake, which won the Palme d’Or at last month’s Cannes film festival.
1 August Aug 2016 1535 01 August 2016
Civil society organizations' support in building inclusive institutions
The social situation and the threat of terrorism are the two main factors that could undermine the gains of the revolution. However, civil society organizations are not passive nor afraid to play a role in the promotion of democratic values and practices. Just as PASC-Tunisie is doing with its Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile program.
13 April Apr 2016 1400 13 April 2016
Aiesec integrating refugees
AIESEC Italy has launched InteGREAT, a project with the aim of receiving and integrating refugees and asylum seekers in Italy. On the 3rd of May AIESEC Italy was awarded by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, the prestigious European Charlemagne Youth Prize thanks to the InteGREAT project. Interview with Guiscardo Urso, President of AIESEC Italy.
4 February Feb 2016 1106 04 February 2016
Bad banks are bad news for savers
Last week, the European Commission and Italy reached an accord on a scheme to help Italian banks sell some of their 200 billion euros of bad loans. “This intervention will not create any burdens for our public finances,” the finance ministry said. However, Professor Luigi Zingales is not so optimistic.
14 January Jan 2016 0840 14 January 2016
Libya, not lost in transition
Farida El Allagi, Libyan Ambassador at the European Union, acknowledges to Vita international how her country and the Arab world are progressing despite the internal deterrents and the interferences from abroad.
12 November Nov 2015 1304 12 November 2015
Increased repression putting human rights defenders lives at risk
The recent shooting of Burundian human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa highlights what human rights foundation Front Line Defender’s are calling a “growing global backlash against human rights defenders (HRDs), which has now reached crisis point”. Vita International spoke to Emma Achilli, head of Front Line Defender's European Union Office, to learn more.