2013

Around Europe 353 – October November 2013

In this issue of Around Europe, the new Human Rights pledge for European Parliament candidates is presented; Rebecca Viney Wood and Chris Diskin explore arms trade policy within Europe in 1978, the 1980s, and 2013; and Alexandra Bosbeer reviews a possible start to a trend of European companies pulling out of projects which help consolidate …

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Discussion Paper: The European Arrest Warrant – One Step Closer to Reform?

In this discussion paper, Imogen Parker explains in brief the European Arrest Warrant and some of the problems for criminal justice which have arisen during the its implementation. She makes recommendations which readers can bring before their MEP, on how to ensure that extraditions do not result in problems such as people being imprisoned while …

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Briefing Paper: Growing Militarisation of the EU

This briefing paper by Chris Venables introduces the problem of the militarisation of the European Union and outlines recommendations of what individuals, NGOs, and policy makers can do to build the strength of the EU as a peace project rather than attempting to transform it into a defence institution. Click here to read the briefing …

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Around Europe 352 – August/September 2013

In this issue of Around Europe QCEA Intern Annie Schulz discusses hate speech in European Union Member States. Associate Professor in Risk Management and Community Resilience, and Swedish Quaker Per Becker writes about how national identity and political elites have influenced the involvement in conflicts. Former QCEA Representative Martina Weitsch describes the recent EU guidelines on eligibility for funding of entities registered …

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Briefing Paper: Shrinking Civil Space in European Countries

Restricting anyone’s right to speak his or her voice and truth is fundamentally at odds with both the Quakers’ testimony to equality and the EU democratic foundation. This new briefing paper describes the shrinking civil space in society in some EU and Council of Europe Member States, and what we citizens can do about it. …

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Around Europe 351 – June/July 2013

In this issue of Around Europe Programme Assistant Imogen Parker discusses the ethics of electronic monitoring in Europe. She writes that while this technological advancement could be used, in specific circumstances, as a viable alternative to imprisonment, this should not be seen as simply a cheap replacement for imprisonment. Quaker Representative Alexandra Bosbeer talks about the underlying value of nature …

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Consultation Response: Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies

The Directorate General for Energy and Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission held a public consultation to gather views on its 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. The consultation gave stakeholders the opportunity to express their views on the type, nature and level of potential EU climate and energy targets for …

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Conference 2013: Europe and Economic Justice – Guaranteeing a fair share

Europe and Economic Justice: Guaranteeing a fair share 15th-17th November 2013 in Brussels What are the causes and consequences of the European economic crisis? What alternatives are there to austerity? How can we, as Quakers, contribute to the building of a just and sustainable economy which meets human needs without destroying the planet? Speakers: Trevor …

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Around Europe 350 – April/May 2013

In this issue of Around Europe Programme Assistant Chris Venables introduces QCEA’s work on the militarisation of the European Union. He outlines some of the changes that have taken place over the last 15 years in EU military structures. Programme Assistant Imogen Parker in an article called ‘Torture and Terror in Europe’ describes the involvement of …

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