Around Europe 357 June – July 2014

In this issue of Around Europe (June July 2014), Andrew Lane discusses the new European Parliament and the increase in far-right MEPs. Alexandra Bosbeer outlines what the next steps are for the new Parliament and how to get in touch with your MEP. Andrew also reviews the situation in detention … More…

Consultation response on corporate social responsibility

The European Commission has held a consultation on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Through responding to the questionnnaire, QCEA promotes its viewpoint that corporations should fundamentlaly change how they view themselves and their role in society. CSR is currently seen as an optional extra for companies to engage in, which might … More…

A Sunset Clause to Protect European Citizens’ Future Well-being

This briefing paper by Chris Diskin outlines the risks in the curernt EU negotiations with the US on free trade and advocates for the inclusion of a sunset clause: an article in the final text which provides a specific date when the deal would expire and would need to be … More…

Around Europe 356 April – May 2014

In this issue of Around Europe, Deputy Representative Andrew Lane discusses how Europe should foster peace, not war, through the CSDP. Programme Assistant Chris Diskin talks about the importance of voting in the May 2014 European Parliamentary Elections. While Programme Assistant Rebecca Viney-Wood writes about how 2014 will be a … More…

TTIP Consultation – call for submissions and model answers

Have you heard about TTIP yet? TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America. This vast deal, while having potential benefits, could have serious and long-term consequences for the well-being of … More…

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – what is it?

Have you heard about TTIP yet? TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States of America. This vast deal, while having potential benefits, could have serious and long term consequences for the well-being of … More…

Around Europe 355 February – March 2014

The February-March edition of our monthly newsletter. Deputy Representative Andrew Lane talks about the EU’s reversion to militarism. Programme Assistant Rebecca Viney-Wood discusses freedom of the press in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Chris Diskin writes about a sunset clause for TTIP and Alexandra Bosbeer reminds us of the importance of … More…

Around Europe 354 December 2013 – January 2014

In this issue of Around Europe, Judith Kirton-Darling asks what gifts we can bring to ensure right sharing of the world’s resources. Trevor Evans explains the economic crisis in Europe today. Both of these were keynote speeches at the QCEA/QPSW joint conference in November 2013 (to see videos of the … More…

Die Diskrepanz zwischen Rhetorik und den realen Gegebenheiten verringern

Martina Weitsch, ehemalige Beauftragte des Quäkerrats für Europäische Angelegenheiten (QCEA), analysiert die Bedeutung der neuen Richtlinien der EU hinsichtlich finanzieller Unterstützung israelischer Firmen und Institutionen und ruft zur Aktion auf. Am 19. Juli 2013 brachte die EU neue Richtlinien “bezüglich der Förderungswürdigkeit israelischer juristischer Personen und Firmen, hinsichtlich ihrer Aktivitäten, … More…