Walking the Circle – the 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

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This paper outlines four key areas that QCEA, along with 11 other NGOs, believes that European Union institutions should work on to ensure a comprehensive European circular economy. The EU must focus on efficient material management, the reduction of toxic substances, energy efficiency and economic incentives. Working ambitiously across all these areas. in conjunction with […]

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A guide to getting involved: Europe and the local level

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This briefing paper explores the relationship between the European Union and the local and regional levels of government,  and considers how citizens can engage with the EU on regional issues. The paper examines the Committee of the Regions, the main link between local governments and the EU, explaining its structure, role and relations with other […]

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Worum geht es in der Ausgabe 361 von Around Europe (Februar-März 2015)?

Zweimonatlich erscheint ‘Around Europe’, der Rundbrief der Vertretung der Quäker bei der EU in Brüssel, QCEA. Die Mitarbeiter berichten darin über die Themen, die sie gegenwärtig beschäftigen. Ferner kann man im ‘Tagebuch’ verfolgen, wer was auf welcher Veranstaltung getan hat. Alexandra Bosbeer: Wird der freie Handel wichtiger als das allgemeine Wohlergehen? Die Autorin geht auf […]

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European groups support Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS)

Today (13-April-2015), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute have published figures for military expenditure in 2014 – for more than 170 countries. EU governments are spending a total of 255 Billion euro on the military. Peace groups from across Europe have released a joint statement condemning European military spending as grossly excessive and as contributing […]

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Samenvatting Around Europa No. 361 februari-maart 2015

In dit nummer van Around Europe, bespreekt Tim Harman de steun van de EU voor ontwikkeling van bewapende drones door lidstaten. Andrew Lane vertelt ons over QCEA’s oproep aan Europese landen om het aantal haatmisdrijven te monitoren, teneinde deze trend beter te kunnen aanpakken, en Alexandra Bosbeer beschrijft de dreiging van overmatige bescherming van beleggers […]

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