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Looking ahead to 2014

By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on. At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality… » read more

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by Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Biofuel Expert What comes first: food or fuel? Ask your Member of the European Parliament Next week, the European Parliament will vote on the reform of Europe’s biofuels legislation. By a show of hands they will answer one very simple question: what comes first, food of fuel? To drive or… » read more

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  Oxfam has long been concerned that increasing production of biofuels pushes up food prices, encourages land grabs and in many cases increases rather than reduces dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Within the GROW campaign, we are fighting to end policies promoting biofuels and threatening food security and the climate. This issue was in the spotlight… » read more

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