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A quick visit to the Kolubara mining basin reveals that the resettlement there looks nothing like the presentation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development that financed the project to which it is related. posted on the Bankwatch blog by Nikola Perusic, Campaigner in Serbian Bankwatch member group CEKOR During a recent visit to… » read more

A new report takes a critical look at the engagement of European development banks in Egypt after the popular uprisings in the Middle East and North African region. This article appeared originally on the Counter Balance blog and has been shortened and slightly edited. posted on the Bankwatch blog by Berber Verpoest, Media officer for… » read more

World Malaria Day 2013 came and went … and nobody cared. Greenpeace did not accept responsibility for the tens of millions of needless deaths, choosing rather to celebrate Cute Penguin Day instead. The Risk-Monger is ready to give up on evidence-based policy making. var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:false,”data_track_addressbar”:false,”data_track_textcopy”:false,”ui_atversion”:”300″}; var addthis_product = ‘wpp-3.0.5’;

25 April 2013 BRUSSELS – A roundtable discussion, hosted and moderated this morning in the European Parliament by MEP Ricardo Cortés Lastra, urged international food assistance agencies and the EU to work together more closely to address the recurrent food and nutrition crises affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations. The roundtable included speakers from the… » read more

by Arlene McCarthy MEP (@EuroMP_ArleneMc) Following months of tough negotiations, the European Parliament has secured a deal on new disclosure requirements for the extractive and logging industries. But why do we need these rules and what difference will they make to people in the developing world? In May 2012, documents came to light detailing how… » read more

Les franchissements irréguliers des frontières extérieures de l’UE ont été divisés par deux en 2012 grâce aux renforcements des contrôles aux frontières. Le renforcement des contrôles à la frontière entre la Grèce et la Turquie a considérablement fait baisser l’afflux des migrants. L’on assiste aussi à un déplacement des flux migratoires Le nombre de franchissements… » read more

This month, a WFP-EU photo exhibition on ‘Building Resilience’ is on show at Dublin Airport. The focus of this exhibition is the link between climate change, nutrition and hunger. These photos tell the stories of the challenges faced by some of the world’s most vulnerable people as they struggle to feed their families while adapting… » read more

By the World Food Programme BRUSSELS – A contribution of €10 million, announced today, from the European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), has been welcomed by the United Nations World Food Programme, and brings the Commission’s total assistance to WFP for its Syria operations to almost €42 million since the crisis… » read more

By Michaël Privot 21 March is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Yet discrimination continues to affect the lives of many ethnic and religious minorities throughout Europe in access to education, employment, housing, goods and services as well as in how they are treated by the police and criminal justice system. This is… » read more

Comment on African Jihadism

The richest, the most beautiful and resourceful continent of the World, Africa, is steadily plunged into a wide area of civil conflict and massacres, with major demand the rise into power for jihadists. The continent that has been for centuries the center of atrocities and expoitation by the European colonialism has never achieved to provide… » read more

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