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Mythbusters: Four development aid myths European governments must dismiss NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor When European development ministers meet on Tuesday (26 May) to decide how the EU will approach overseas aid for the next 15 years, they may find themselves surrounded by smoke and mirrors. Various myt...
EU overseas aid stagnates, leaving millions of poor people at risk NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor The leadership of a handful of countries is masking the failure of the majority of European governments to deliver on their overseas aid promises, as shown today by new figures for overseas aid spendin...
EU ministers must shape overseas aid policy wisely NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns 2015 is a key year in the fight against poverty. This was set in place when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in New York with an expiry date of 15 years.
MEPs take note: Biofuels are synonymous with high, volatile food prices NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 5 Months, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
By Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. One in nine people are currently going hungry and more...
Back to school: Returning education to the development agenda NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
By Sandra Dworack, Policy Advisor for Education at Oxfam Germany What has the potential to lift over 170 million people out of poverty by empowering people to claim their rights and hold their governments to account? What could cut the amount of peop...
Greek red light to austerity: Will the EU listen? NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
By Àngela Corbalán, Oxfam’s Head of EU Communications and Deputy Head of EU Office When the election results were finally announced in Greece on Sunday, they were just a formality. Exit polls confirmed what most had suspected long...
Davos: How Europe can tackle extreme wealth inequality NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 6 Months, 1 Week, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
By Àngela Corbalán, Oxfam’s Head of EU Communications and Deputy Head of EU Office As world leaders arrive in Davos for the first day of the World Economic Forum, storm clouds are gathering overhead. Skyrocketing global inequality...
European ‘hot air’ should not inflate overseas aid spending NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor When 2015 was declared the European Year of Development, it was seen as an ideal opportunity for the European Union (EU) to raise awareness on the bloc’s role in lifting people out of poverty. Ye...
EU needs to do more to stop the spread of Ebola NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections. The UN is planning to tackle the illness by treating people already in...
Four solutions to economic inequality NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
By Àngela Corbalán & Paul Creeney Economic inequality is on the rise. Half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one per cent of the world’s population. In Europe, austerity policies across the continent designed to...
People’s March wake up call must revive EU climate talks NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns As EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso addressed last week’s UN Climate Summit, it was difficult not to feel a sense of déjà vu. While cla...
Climate Change Hunger: World Leaders Must Act NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
By Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International Discussions on curbing greenhouse gas emissions always seem to proceed excruciatingly slowly, as climate change is forever being brushed aside as a far off concern for a distant future.
Back to school NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office Here we are again. First week of September. Although this year’s rentréé will start with quite a few new EU faces. The women and men who take on the European Union’s ‘...
Food & drink industry must heat up EU debate on climate change NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
by Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate expert It is a well-known fact that one of the industries most vulnerable to climate change is the food industry. Their long global supply chains – sourcing mainly from developing countries – as...
European overseas aid slightly increases but lags behind global trend NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s EU Head of Office The latest figures from the OECD seem promising but hide an uncomfortable truth. Donors have collectively increased their development aid spending, but most of Europe’s wealthiest governments s...
The staggering cost of armed violence to Africa NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
By Martin Butcher is Oxfam’s Policy Advisor on Conflict and Arms As the fourth EU-Africa summit takes place in Brussels, we note that the theme “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace” reflects exactly Africa’s needs, and e...
A taxing problem: EU-Africa and illicit finance NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s EU Head of Office and Javier Pereira, Action Aid’s Europe Advocacy Coordinator The EU must seize an important opportunity this week to strengthen its ties with its neighbours to the south. At the centre of the F...
Climate change will leave Europe and world hot and hungry NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
by Lies Craeynest, Oxfam EU’s climate change expert Climate change is the biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger. As governments gather in Japan to agree a major new scientific report, which is expected to highlight t...
Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
by Natalia Alonso, Oxfam EU’s Head of Office Europe is running the risk of a lost generation. Hit by growing economic inequality and poverty, governments are failing to provide good quality public services and to close the gap between the rich...
Why voting @ EU elections matters? NEW
Oxfam's EU Advocacy office blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office This May, you have the chance to make the Europe you want. As millions of Europeans from all 28 EU states head to the polls to elect who they want to represent them in the European Parliament for the...