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13.03.2015

UN Proposes ‘Bold and Innovative’ Measures by Europe to Reduce Lives Lost at Sea

UN Proposes ‘Bold and Innovative’ Measures by Europe to Reduce Lives Lost at Sea

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 12 March 2015 announced that it has sent a letter to the European Union asking for a robust search-and-rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea as part of a number of “bold and innovative” solutions to prevent more refugees and migrants… »

26.02.2015

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

The recent rise to power of the left wing party Syriza with Tsipras as Prime Minister has renewed expectations about the paths that the country can take to resolve her crisis. Tsipras’s promise to put an end to the extreme measures generated favourable expectations, but the question that arises is… »

06.02.2015

Sealing Borders ‘Will Continue to Fail on Massive Scale’ – UN Rights Expert Warns Europe

Sealing Borders ‘Will Continue to Fail on Massive Scale’ – UN Rights Expert Warns Europe

Human Wrongs Watch Migrants will continue to arrive and stay in Europe “no matter what,” so the overall goal should be to ensure they use official channels to enter and stay, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on 5 February 2015 said. In 2014 more… »

20.12.2014

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

Athens, Paris, 18 December 2014 Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health, and curtailed fundamental freedoms in Greece, denounce FIDH and its member organisation the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) in a report… »

15.12.2014

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Passion, hugs, hypocrisy and commitment on the second day of the Summit

Outside the auditorium that hosted the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates colourful canvases, posters and Tibet flags were displayed to welcome and support the Dalai Lama. It was a very busy morning, with three round tables that happened without a moment’s respite, with a real bombardment of intellectual and emotional… »

29.11.2014

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

OPINION: The Decline of Social Europe is Part of a World Trend

By Roberto Savio. In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that social criteria are taking a back seat to financial and economic criteria in the policies of European countries. ROME, Nov 26 2014… »

29.10.2014

With 2.6 Million More During Recession, Total Number of Children Plunged into Poverty In Rich Countries Reaches 76.5 Million

With 2.6 Million More During Recession, Total Number of Children Plunged into Poverty In Rich Countries Reaches 76.5 Million

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome/Geneva/New York,  28 October 2014* – A new UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. »

04.08.2014

The European Commission’s great TTIP betrayal

The European Commission’s great TTIP betrayal

By Glyn Moody When the European Commission was laying the foundations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP, also known as TAFTA by analogy with NAFTA – it was doubtless hoping that the public would ignore it, just as it had ignored countless other boring trade agreements. »

18.07.2014

EU: A union for big banks

EU: A union for big banks

Published by the Corporate Europe Observatory in January 2014 We reproduce here the Conclusions of this exhaustive study into the new EU “Banking Union”. The original can be read here Though the banking union is an ambitious project, it is not particularly promising. Bankers, Commissioners, politicians and… »

27.05.2014

The Migrants’ Files: Database of Death around the European Borders

The Migrants’ Files: Database of Death around the European Borders

They know their lives are at risk, yet each year thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and beyond — war refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants — leave their homes and try to reach the promised land of Europe. On the third of October 2013, more than 360… »

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