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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… »

29.04.2014

As Unrest Grows, Is Ukraine Paying the Price of U.S.-Russian Ties Stuck in Cold War Era?

As Unrest Grows, Is Ukraine Paying the Price of U.S.-Russian Ties Stuck in Cold War Era?

The United States and the European Union have imposed new sanctions on Russia that target individuals and companies linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. The moves come as the crisis in eastern Ukraine faces continued chaos. On Monday, pro-Russian separatists seized a new town and continued to detain… »

15.04.2014

The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

A Survey of the Size of the Financial Lobby at the EU level Published by Corporate Europe Observatory(CEO), The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) and The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) – April 2014. “Despite this manifest presence of “the financial lobby”, until… »

05.04.2014

First major conference to discuss Unconditional Basic Income at the European Union

First major conference to discuss Unconditional Basic Income at the European Union

Unconditional Basic Income Europe is happy to invite you to its first major conference in Brussels, on April 10th 2014. Press release of Unconditional Basic Income Europe Organisation Politicians and major European organisations working in the fields of health, poverty, democracy, education and the environment will discuss the… »

28.01.2014

Exposed: How the UK government has colluded with the UK finance sector against legislation to curb food speculation

Exposed: How the UK government has colluded with the UK finance sector against legislation to curb food speculation

In cahoots Link to the World Development Movement research published by Critical Thinking Published on Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:48 Defined as: colluding or conspiring together secretly, “in cahoots” exactly describes the unholy alliance between the UK government and the City of London to undermine EU proposals to… »

09.01.2014

Europe’s leaders visit Athens to celebrate their failure

Europe’s leaders visit Athens to celebrate their failure

By Apostolis Fotiadis for IPS ATHENS, Jan 8 2014 (IPS) – The start of Greece’s six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony Wednesday in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the… »

25.03.2013

‘Yalla Shabab’, new initiative launched by European and Palestinian youths

‘Yalla Shabab’, new initiative launched by European and Palestinian youths

The European Union and Young Entrepreneurs Palestine launched a new youth initiative “Yalla Shabab” that includes several activities in partnership with Palestinian youth in the West Bank and Gaza such as lectures at Palestinian universities about the current affairs, volunteer days, cultural activities, and a reporting competition on water issues… »

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