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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

By Céline Charveriat, Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at Oxfam International When the new climate deal was gavelled in Paris, nearly every country claimed the victory, with most saying their own efforts had been key to the success. The European Union was no exception, arguing that it was the EU-supported “High Ambition Coalition” that saved… » read more

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By Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate change expert Tomorrow, the European Commission will announce its most important stance on climate change in years. After weeks of deliberation, the EU’s executive arm will state its suggestions for both CO2 emission cuts and renewable energy targets. As many European governments, industry associations and civil society groups call… » read more

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In this age of austerity, the forces of frugality are powerful; so is the temptation to defend national self-interest. The negotiations on the next 7-year budget of the EU are a case in point. And the biggest casualty of EU financial squabbles may well be humanitarian and development aid. Given the existing divergence of views… » read more

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