Discussion Paper: The European Arrest Warrant – One Step Closer to Reform?

In this discussion paper, Imogen Parker explains in brief the European Arrest Warrant and some of the problems for criminal justice which have arisen during the its implementation. She makes recommendations which readers can bring before their MEP, on how to ensure that extraditions do not result in problems such … More…

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 … More…

Briefing paper: energy efficiency and savings

The first briefing paper in the Sustainable Energy Security series. It considers the under-utilisation of Europe’s energy savings potential, and argues that the cheapest, fastest and most reliable way to de-carbonise our society is to invest in energy savings and behavioural change. Energy Efficiency and Savings: the under-utilisation of Europe’s … More…

Discussion Paper – Responses to the Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

This discussion paper examines what boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) consist of and looks at the origins of the call for BDS against Israel. It goes on to discuss the variety of options available to Quakers across Europe who are interested in BDS in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Discussion Paper: The Middle East Conflict

This discussion paper focuses on a minute from a QCEA Council meeting that states: It is clear to all of us that the situation is an incredibly complex one, with tremendous suffering of all people involved in the conflict playing a great role. Thus it is clear to us that it … More…