European groups support Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS)

Today (13-April-2015), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute have published figures for military expenditure in 2014 – for more than 170 countries. EU governments are spending a total of 255 Billion euro on the military. Peace groups from across Europe have released a joint statement condemning European military spending as grossly excessive and as contributing […]

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New cold war: No, thanks!

QCEA has joined with churches and other organisations to write to Angela Merkel and François Hollande to thank them for their continued efforts to reduce the violence in Ukraine. In recent weeks Merkel and Hollande helped to broker a ceasefire agreement. The letter said that confidence-building measures, including humanitarian aid, will be important and called […]

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Die Diskrepanz zwischen Rhetorik und den realen Gegebenheiten verringern

Martina Weitsch, ehemalige Beauftragte des Quäkerrats für Europäische Angelegenheiten (QCEA), analysiert die Bedeutung der neuen Richtlinien der EU hinsichtlich finanzieller Unterstützung israelischer Firmen und Institutionen und ruft zur Aktion auf. Am 19. Juli 2013 brachte die EU neue Richtlinien “bezüglich der Förderungswürdigkeit israelischer juristischer Personen und Firmen, hinsichtlich ihrer Aktivitäten, in den – seit Juni […]

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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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