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SOMO and WEED

Two development NGOs, the Dutch SOMO and the German WEED, publish an electronic  newsletter

“Life, not death, is the prospect that we choose for our children”

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“Life, not death, is the prospect that we choose for our children”  --  Alexis Tsipras, Greek radical left leader

Leaked proposal for EU-US trade deal increases business power in decision-making

A leaked EU negotiation proposal for the EU-US trade agreement reveals the European Commission's plans to fundamentally change the way regulations will be adopted in the future. Such reforms, if adopted, could seriously undermine existing EU rules on food safety, consumer protection, the environment and many other areas as the proposals give new powers to business to call a halt to proposed legislation which conflicts with their interests, or to re-negotiate existing regulations.

EU-US trade deal: report reveals ‘true human and environmental costs’

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As the second round of negotiations on the EU-US trade agreement kick off in Brussels, a newly published report reveals the true human and environmental costs of the proposed deal.

"Democracy package": More cooperation needed for true peace and democratisation in Turkey to succeed, says Left MEP

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The so-called "democratisation package" presented by Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan is a step in the right direction", according to GUE/NGL (United Left Group/Nordic Green Left) Member of the Euro

Not learning from Lehman mistakes

The 15th of September 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the most spectacular bankruptcy of the financial crisis: the collapse of Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers.

Civil unrest and climate change


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