Around Europe 360 December 2014 – January 2015

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In this issue of Around Europe, Sevasti Christoforou examines the issues of identifying, recording and addressing hate crime across the European Union, and the variance between EU Member States. George Thurley discusses how citizens and local governments can act as pioneers on climate and environment issues, bypassing necessary compromises at the national and European levels. Andrew […]

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Background paper: Pre-trial detention

This QCEA background paper explores the human impact of widespread pre-trial detention in the European Union. Studies indicate that pre-trial detention both causes harm to individuals and is unlikely to contribute to reducing crime. Pre-trial detainees are less likely than sentenced prisoners to receive support services or to have contact with family members and the […]

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Übersicht der QCEA-Stellungnahmen zur „Europa 2020“-Konsultation

[For English, click here] Die Europäische Kommission leitet ein Konsultationsverfahren zum Thema „Europa 2020“. Bei „Europa 2020“ handelt es sich um einen- von der EU entwickelten- Plan mit den Schwerpunkten Wachstum und Arbeit zur Förderung der europäischen Wirtschaft. Dieser Wirtschaftsplan beinhaltet auch Klima- und Energiezielsetzungen. QCEA’s Antworten fokussieren sich auf diese beiden Bereiche. Die drei […]

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Europe 2020 Consultation – call for submissions

[For German, click here] The European Commission is currently running a consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, offering a great opportunity for EU citizens like you to let the European Union know how important you think climate change targets are. Europe 2020 is the European Union’s medium-term growth and jobs strategy. It is designed to […]

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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 increase the profits to shareholders. […]

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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 European citizens as well as […]

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