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The European Commission participates in the debate on the approach of governance in the capacity of a development aid donor. If the advances proposed by Europe in this domain – notably from the elaboration of the European Consensus on Development of 2006 – allow us to mark a breaking point in the debate on governance,… » read more

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Since 1992, successive reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have introduced new non-food priorities like environmental protection, development of rural areas, climate change and renewable energy. The European institutions are trying to strengthen rural development policy to respond to these “new challenges” and part ways with the policy of supporting agricultural revenues. And yet,… » read more

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Businesses of tomorrow will be much more efficient if they take into account the interests of third parties that are affected by their activities. It is therefore necessary to rethink the concept of business to break with the logic of shareholder primacy and substitute it with a logic based on cooperation. The European Union has… » read more

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We propose that research financed by the public sector be oriented towards the non-market sector. In spite of the public debate dedicated to the importance of sustainable development, research linked to it remains marginal. Why? Political decision-makers have chosen to invest their research budgets in “profitable” research areas. Today, we must act urgently to open… » read more

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All goods are not destined to be marketable. We cannot limit ourselves to distinguish, as we often do, private goods that belong on the free market and public goods which, by nature or by destiny, need to be managed by public authority. In a modern society, it is necessary to distinguish between goods and services… » read more

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The European Union remains, in the eyes of the world, an example of political integration and the maintenance of peace. In a world marked by tensions and inequalities, the European Union is looking to transmit its expertise outside its borders – a difficult but worthwhile challenge. To read the full article, click here ————————————- Collectif… » read more

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We propose new legislation to ban all patents on living things. This legislation also needs to force industries to inform users, in a transparent way, about the kinds of genetic manipulations which were used. The New Variety Certificates in use today support an unhealthy lack of transparency because they protect inventions and discoveries without the… » read more

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