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The Responsibility to Protect Ten years on NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Ten years ago, in 2005, the United Nations agreed the “Responsibility to Protect”, a doctrine which lays upon states the responsibility to protect their citizens (all of them) from mass killings and lays upon the international community t...
Transcending loathing NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
One of the decisions this week at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has been related to the killings of journalists, police, and Jewish people in a kosher supermarket in Paris. The recommendation (to the Committee of Ministers) asks...
An invitation to promote human rights NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Before I start, I might note that some of the topics here, the structures by which human rights are protected, might seem overly formalistic and even boring. However, in the end of the day, it is those structures that make...
A cautious welcome for a new peace initiative NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Given QCEA’s long-standing concern about the militarisation of the EU, we were pleased earlier this year to hear that nine European governments had launched a unique new peace organisation: the European Institute of Peace, or EIP for short. The...
A cautious welcome for a new peace initiative NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Given QCEA’s long-standing concern about the militarisation of the EU, we were pleased earlier this year to hear that nine European governments had launched a unique new peace organisation: the European Institute of Peace, or EIP for short. The...
The Circular Economy and “better regulation” NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigg...
The Circular Economy and “better regulation” NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigg...
European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commis...
European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commis...
Imagine…. NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone...
Imagine…. NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone...
Imprisoned without good cause: Pre-trial detention in the EU NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Almost 500,000 people are imprisoned in European Union Member States. One quarter of these (120,000 people) have not yet had a trial to judge their guilt or innocence: they are in pre-trial detention. QCEA has published a background paper to...
Imprisoned without good cause: Pre-trial detention in the EU NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Almost 500,000 people are imprisoned in European Union Member States. One quarter of these (120,000 people) have not yet had a trial to judge their guilt or innocence: they are in pre-trial detention. QCEA has published a background paper to...
Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 54 Minutes ago
The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government...
Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 54 Minutes ago
The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government...
Maintaining a Quaker voice in a “growth and jobs” narrative NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 5 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The European Commission is currently running a consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy for economic growth and job creation, and QCEA published its answers last Wednesday (15th October). QCEA focussed on the environmental and climate targets within...
Maintaining a Quaker voice in a “growth and jobs” narrative NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 5 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The European Commission is currently running a consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy for economic growth and job creation, and QCEA published its answers last Wednesday (15th October). QCEA focussed on the environmental and climate targets within...
New Plans to Increase EU Military Research Funding NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Plans to increase military research funding were on the agenda when the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence met in Brussels on Monday (13 October 2014). This committee is made up of thirty MEPs who meet to scrutinise the...
New Plans to Increase EU Military Research Funding NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Plans to increase military research funding were on the agenda when the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence met in Brussels on Monday (13 October 2014). This committee is made up of thirty MEPs who meet to scrutinise the...
New Commission under the spotlight NEW
Quaker Council for European Affairs 6 Months, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The new European Parliament was elected in May, but the formation of the new Commission – the EU’s civil service and where legislation originates – is still going on. And, in case you are wondering, there is still time to...