For the approaching Euro elections, the Jesuit European Office in Brussels has issued an Election Memorandum examining the kind of choices currently facing the European Union, in its internal life and in its relationship with the wider world.
Concern about undue pressure exerted by the European Union on African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to sign interim Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of the year has been expressed by World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.
As Zimbabwean leader, President Mugabe, flies into Lisbon for the AU / EU Summit (7-9 December 2007), UK relief and development agency Tearfund, is urging that the talks should focus on the devastating humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
Inciting racial and xenophobic hatred is now a crime across the European Union. But Britain's law is tougher and includes religion, Holocaust denial was not specified, though it is illegal in some countries.
Developing countries should be wary of the European Union’s (EU) latest offer of duty and quota-free access to its markets for developing countries, announced in Brussels yesterday, Christian Aid has said.
The European Union is continuing to abuse its position of power when negotiating trade agreements with 75 of its former colonies, the International Development Committee of the House of Commons said yesterday.