The United Kingdom expects to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union. The political debate is dominated by phoney conversations and over-simplifications. This creates a difficult environment for citizens to engage in this process. QCEA has compiled briefing papers intended to help Quakers and others reflect on their position with regard to […]
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Friends may be aware of the ongoing negotiations regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal between the EU and the US. The European Commission negotiates on behalf of the EU, with a direction approved by the heads of national governments of the EU Member States, within the context of an […]
QCEA has joined with the Human Rights and Democracy Network and 43 other NGOs to call upon Frans Timmermans and Cecelia Malmström to ensure that the current revision of impact assesmsent handbook is transparent and participatory. You can click here to see our letter.
Quäker schreiben für den Frieden Kurz zusammengefasst: Die Institutionen der Europäischen Union sind in jüngster Zeit- in der neue Gesichter im Parlament erschienen sind und zudem eine neue EU-Kommission gegründet wurde – großen Veränderungen unterworfen. Damit das Thema Frieden in der angeregten Diskussion darüber, wer die Leitung der Europäischen Institutionen übernehmen soll, nicht untergeht, waren […]
‘Who do I call if I want to call Europe’ is a quotation attributed to Henry Kissinger which is often quoted when people want to suggest that the European Institutions are too diverse to provide a clear target audience for political messages addressed at ‘Europe’. It is, of course, a simplification. As explained in Part […]
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 of women awaiting trial abroad. […]
This briefing paper by Chris Venables introduces the problem of the militarisation of the European Union and outlines recommendations of what individuals, NGOs, and policy makers can do to build the strength of the EU as a peace project rather than attempting to transform it into a defence institution. Click here to read the briefing […]
Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at odds with both the Quakers’ testimony to equality and the EU democratic foundation. This new briefing paper describes the shrinking civil space in society in some EU and Council of Europe Member States, and what we citizens can do about it. […]
QCEA has published a new briefing paper giving you all the information you need to find just the right Member of the European Parliament to contact about the things that matter to you. ‘Who do I call if I want to call Europe’ is a quotation attributed to Henry Kissinger and is often quoted when […]