EU Militarism: An update for the European Council (25-26 June 2015)

The European Union was founded as a peace project, but today elements of EU security policy are a danger to its own people. Few citizens are aware of the policies their governments champion at the EU level. Since 2013, EU policy has increasingly supported the arms trade, the perpetuation of militarism with countries affected by […]

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: What the EU can do to help facilitate long-awaited peace

This briefing paper provides an outline of the ongoing conflict within Palestine and Israel. It recommends ways in which the European Union (EU) can act to alleviate the suffering of people in the region. The conflicts are multifaceted and complex. This paper provides a short summary with recommendations and links to further reading. To read […]

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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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European Institute of Peace

This background paper by Tim Harman examines the issues surrounding the launch, in May 2014, of the European Institute of Peace (EIP). While there are various plans for this new peace organisation’s activities, the central purpose of the EIP is to organise mediation and dialogue, including engagement with militant groups. This background paper argues that […]

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Around Europe Oktober-November 2014 in Kürze

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 […]

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