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Listed companies are required to publish their social and environmental performance in their annual reports. The measurement parameters must be defined by law. Also, the results of enterprises are certified by a third-party body. These environmental and social parameters will be management criteria for civil shareholders as well as for public authority. To read the… » read more

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Access to information holds a place of primary importance in the GMP file so that everyone – politicians, professionals, citizens – can participate in a balanced democratic debate and consume the food they want. Though the file is still not transparent enough, simple measures would respond to the wishes of citizens who want to be… » read more

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More than 15 million permanent residents of the EU countries are migrants. However, few of them enjoy the same rights as the rest of European citizens. Moreover, certain countries grant more or less rights than others. Divide in order to rule better? To read the full article, click here ————————————— Post written by Abdallah ZNIBER,… » read more

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We ask for a fixed public price for books, which would regulate the price of books in the whole French territory. According to some experiences abroad, there is proof that liberalisation of this market has negative outcomes. Though, sticking to its neo-liberal dogma, the European Union strives to impose the principles of free competition. This… » read more

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Intercultural and political dialogue in Europe is faced with the challenge of linguistic diversity. There are 23 official languages in the European Union and mastering a foreign language is a long and arduous challenge, which requires motivation and reproduces social inequality. Exchanges between primary schools using Esperanto – a logical and easy to learn language… » read more

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We propose to develop a system of congestion charges to regulate automobile traffic in cities. The car is an inappropriate means of urban transport, costly, dangerous, inconvenient and environmentally unfriendly. This incompatibility will only grow with the increase in urban populations, the scarcity of available oil (“peak oil”) and global warming. The congestion charge appears… » read more

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At the level of the territories we live in it is possible to render development intelligible and encourage the participation of residents. Taking time for dialogue and then following up on citizens’ propositions are the first steps in the political exercise of making clear and verifiable decisional mandates. But territorial projects run up against a… » read more

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We want universities to remain open and democratic places. They must become harbingers of the new paradigm of knowledge and citizenship which is essential for Europe and the world tomorrow. The systems of higher education are not very open to the ongoing transformation of our society. On the contrary, they are playing an increasingly minimal… » read more

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We call for the creation of Local Economic Development Agencies, the new institutional tools of a sustainable regional economy. Localities are potentially among the pivotal actors of the economy and the cornerstone of 21st century governance. Regions need to use institutional organizations in order to promote their assets. This is not happening today. The concept… » read more

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We call for the integration of interculturality modules into European public affairs training. Interculturality is not an innate ability but in EU27, it is imperative. The future frameworks of both national and European institutions will need training reinforced by the management of diversity. They should also have a common curriculum for training on European mechanisms,… » read more

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