Around Europe 342 – May 2012

Israel destroys EU development projects worth € 29 million; Who is protecting human rights in Europe?; Restorative Justice: European Parliament makes progress?; Introducing our new Office Manager Click here to download (PDF – 2.0 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Mai 2012 Restorative Justice: Macht das Europa-Parlament Fortschritte? Klicken Sie hier für die deutschen Auszüge (PDF – […]

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QCEA welcomes the postponement of the Dutch – Israeli Cooperation Council

QCEA welcomes the announcement on 29th May that the Netherlands has frozen the  Dutch-Israeli Cooperation Council, which was due to be inaugrated on 7th June 2012. We are concerned, however, that the Netherlands still intends to establish this Council as stated by Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. QCEA has sent a second open letter to the […]

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Netherlands Yearly Meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

QCEA’s Joint Represents to the EU Martina Weitsch and Liz Scurfield attended Netherlands Yearly Meeting over the weekend of 17th-20th May, the theme of which was “Just Peace.” The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role that Quakers can play in working for peace was discussed in detail. Here are some of the relevant documents in English: […]

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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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Strong Reservations on the Dutch – Israeli Cooperation Council: An Open Letter to the Dutch Government

QCEA is deeply concerned by the intention of the current Dutch Government to intensify bilateral relations with Israel through the Dutch-Israeli Cooperation Council, which is due to be signed on 7th June 2012. These increased links conflict with the EU position on the Middle East Peace Process, as clearly stated in the Council conclusions on […]

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Consultation response: financing energy efficiency in buildings

Dramatically improved energy efficiency in buildings is both achievable and economically desirable. However, low awareness of the environmental impact of buildings; the sector’s complexity, fragmentation, and lack of genuine champions; lack of know-how and experience in green construction; lack of financial instruments to reward energy efficiency; and life styles that are not focussed on energy […]

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Around Europe 340 – March 2012

Israel’s Supreme Court Adapts International Law in West Bank Quarrying ruling; A View of the EU Budget through Green-Tinted Spectacles; Continued Cognitive Dissonance in EU Energy Effort; Democracy under stress: The global crisis and beyond; Apology and Correction Click here to download (PDF – 1.3 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – März 2012 Israels Oberster Gerichtshof passt […]

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