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We call on the European Union to support real development of cultural policy in the South. A Colloquium called “Culture and Creation, factors of development” was held in Brussels from April 1-3, 2009. It was organized by the European Commission under the direction of Commissioner Louis Michel. In spite of the hopes that the profession… » read more

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We call on the European Union to involve local populations in the production of renewable energies. The European Union needs to encourage citizens to participate in the design of projects brought by industry and push projects mounted by people themselves. ————————————————————— Post written by Philippe Barret, co-president of the European network Forum Synergies, responsible for… » read more

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We call for more rights for farmers because their contributions are indispensable to the preservation and development of crop biodiversity. It has been disappearing since this right stopped being recognized. These rights, defined by international agreements, are restricted by European directives banning farmers from exchanging and selling their seeds. The European Union needs to evolve… » read more

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We call on the European Union to regulate the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and force businesses to better inform consumers. Today, GMOs are invading Europe through animal feed. Seed firms are hoping to undermine the GMO ban by preparing to put hidden GMOs or “secure Terminators” on the market. In order to respect… » read more

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Illegal immigration is the latest popular nemesis with countless ships sinking off Europe’s coasts. The culprits, mainly young people but also women and children, have a notoriety which outweighs their odds of survival. What causes this phenomenon? What are the reactions to this tragedy? Where does responsibility lie? How can we put an end to… » read more

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We call on the European Union to reinforce the principal of non-regression in order to avoid the roadblocks that are holding back the development of a more Social Europe. Currently, when a member state has a stricter social law than that passed by the European Union, it can choose to align with the new European… » read more

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Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici We propose that the European Union encourage regional dialogue projects. Better dialogue makes better governance. This is the objective of mediation and regional concertation services. A European initiative is necessary to encourage and improve the dialog between public and private actors with an eye toward preventing and… » read more

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