L’heure du choix : est-ce que l’Europe va réaffecter de l’argent public au profit des marchands d’armes ?

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En décembre 2013, les gouvernements des 28 pays de l’UE ont décidé à l’unanimité que le soutien aux fabricants d’armes nationaux était une priorité. Cette idée a été proposée initialement comme réponse à la crise économique, mais elle a rapidement été appuyée par ceux qui voulaient une politique étrangère plus agressive. Les dirigeants des 28 […]

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Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law

APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – […]

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Press Release: Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy

QCEA, in association with APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issue a press release stating their concern over a law (‘Law for Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel through Boycott – 2011’) passed by the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) by a majority of 47 […]

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Public Research should benefit Society, not Big Business: An Open Letter on the Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding

An open letter to J.M.D. Barroso (President of the European Commission), Commissioners and services of the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, and Representatives of Member States relating to Horizon 2020 and the need for funding to focus on the needs of society and the environment rather than those of big business. Read the letter: In English (pdf – […]

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Concerns about Ethics in European Research Policy

The European Union spends significant amounts of public money on research. This is currently done under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7); but there is also funding for research coming from other EU budgets. The main areas of research funded under FP7 are: Health Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Information and Communication Technologies Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and […]

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A Quaker Vision of Europe

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As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), one of the peace churches, we believe in that of God in everyone. We believe in non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, in the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere, and in a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support. […]

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