European External Action Service (EEAS)

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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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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Briefing paper: the EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

This briefing paper looks at two European Union Crisis Management missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the EU-BAM Rafah border mission and the European Union Police Co-ordinating Office Palestinian Territories mission, particularly in the context of the Common Defence and Security Policy. Read “The EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (v1)” (PDF …

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Around Europe 339 – February 2012

The EEAS: First Year Score Card – Room for Improvement; Election of the new Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe; Daylight Madness: The UK’s Lacklustre Green Transformation; Council of Europe: Structure, History and Issues in European Politics Click here to dowload (PDF – 746 Kb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Februar 2012 Der Europäische …

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Briefing paper: EU external action – the agenda as reflected in spending priorities

As part of our ongoing work on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 to 2020, today QCEA has published a new briefing paper examining the proposals for external action financing after 2013. The paper looks at key changes proposed and examines critically the prospects for external action financing to direct resources at peacebuilding and conflict …

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Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law

APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – …

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Around Europe 328 – December 2010 / January 2011

Gaza – the largest prison on earth?; Energy Efficiency: Time for the EU to put its money where its mouth is; An open letter to the European External Action Service Click here to download (PDF – 643 Kb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Dezember 2010 / Januar 2011 Ein offener Brief an den Europäischen Auswärtigen Dienst Klicken …

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Around Europe 316 – October 2009

Double Trouble with Climate Change; Will the European External Action Service Deliver?; May Peace Prevail on Earth; Changes afoot in the EU’s counterterrorism strategy? Click here to download (PDF – 282 Kb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Oktober 2009 Doppelte Sorgen; Kommt der Europäische Außenpolitische Dienst zustande? Am anderen Ende der unruhigen Welle; Möge der Friede in …

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