Briefing paper: The EU’s response to the threat of terrorism (update)

In 2005 QCEA  published twelve briefing papers outlining and evaluating EU responses to terrorism, and in its 2007 report “Effective Counter-Terrorism: A Critical Assessment of European Union Responses” QCEA set out a series of recommendations to policy makers. In 2011, QCEA updated these with a set of three briefing papers which included an evaluation, legal and […]

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Briefing paper: the EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

This briefing paper looks at two European Union Crisis Management missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the EU-BAM Rafah border mission and the European Union Police Co-ordinating Office Palestinian Territories mission, particularly in the context of the Common Defence and Security Policy. Read “The EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (v1)” (PDF […]

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Briefing paper: EU external action – the agenda as reflected in spending priorities

As part of our ongoing work on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 to 2020, today QCEA has published a new briefing paper examining the proposals for external action financing after 2013. The paper looks at key changes proposed and examines critically the prospects for external action financing to direct resources at peacebuilding and conflict […]

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Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law

APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – […]

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Briefing paper: the role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine conflict in context

This briefing paper assesses the role of the European Union in the potential resolution of the conflict, and seeks to evaluate how this role can be strengthened. Firstly, the paper sets out the official positions of the EU on the conflict, and then gives examples of recent regional and global efforts towards a comprehensive peace […]

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