Briefing paper: the European Union budget review 2008/9

Analysis of the European Union budget review 2008-2009 The budget of the European Union is an important tool of the European Union and its institutions to implement its policies. It has often been criticised for various reasons. Popular complaints and criticisms include: The budget is not transparent; The budget is not democratically controlled; The budget […]

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Mainstreaming Conflict Prevention Report – A Study of EU Action in ACP Countries

The EU introduced the approach of ‘mainstreaming’ conflict prevention into all elements of its programming and policy-making in 2001. Mainstreaming conflict prevention means that conflict prevention should be systematically incorporated into all areas of EU policy and engagement in third countries. This implies conflict-sensitivity in all areas of programming. QCEA studied the impact that this […]

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