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By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns As EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso addressed last week’s UN Climate Summit, it was difficult not to feel a sense of déjà vu. While claiming that the EU was ‘leading by example’ in the fight to cut carbon emissions, President Barosso merely reiterated previous… » read more

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By Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International Discussions on curbing greenhouse gas emissions always seem to proceed excruciatingly slowly, as climate change is forever being brushed aside as a far off concern for a distant future. They fail time and again because politicians of all stripes pay more attention to the short-term horizon… » read more

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Back to school

By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns Here we are again. First week of September. Although this year’s rentréé will start with quite a few new EU faces. The women and men who take on the European Union’s ‘top jobs’ – three Presidents, one High Representative, and later the full team of… » read more

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