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The interrelation between climate change and migration is complex and at times hard to grasp. Environmentally-induced migration intersects with development, adaptation, humanitarian and migration policies, which leads to difficulties in adequately responding to the phenomenon. However, the EU could act as a leading political force to address the phenomenon of climate change and migration.

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This paper describes how the commons perspective, as a new framework for understanding knowledge, can contribute to some important, long-overdue EU policy discussions.

Many people assume, as if it were self-evident, that we live in a market economy. We like to believe that markets are guided by collective intelligence. Supply and demand set prices and the scale of production. Markets aggregate the decisions of many thousands of actors who, independently of one another, buy and sell goods and services. However, can we honestly say that we live in a merket economy?

Find here our contribution to the consultation on the future of the EU's relations with neighbouring countries.

The European Union and the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have already got an increasing experience of cooperation in this field, either under the context of EUROCLIMA or other specific EU programmes or on the basis of bilateral cooperation between different countries in each region. This paper suggests new precise proposals, complementary to the ongoing work on many different subjects such as REDD, agriculture, early warning systems.

The G7 summit has set the stage to change global financial structures and align them with climate goals. With the Finance for Development conference in Addis Ababa, the summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals in New York and COP21 in Paris, 2015 is a crucial year to integrate the climate and sustainable development agendas with a redefined partnership between developing and developed countries to effectively move towards this transition. This Policy Brief discusses how the EU can shape 2015 outcomes and lead on climate finance.

EU Policy

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While today Turkey’s membership continues to remain a distant prospect, and it may be that the EU and Turkey will never marry, this relationship is clearly going to remain one of considerable importance.

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Democracy & Development

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union would like to thank all those who participated in the VIII Conference on Feminicide: The Duty of Due Diligence to Eradicate Feminicide on Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd 2015.

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Ecology

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Entrepreneurial spirit will play an important role in driving energy transitions around the world. Cem Özdemir travelled to San Francisco to witness how innovative solutions are driving low-carbon development in the Bay Area.

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Understanding the Greek crisis

Should we congratulate the EU on its remarkable ability to find a compromise or should we pick on the inflammatory and populist rhetorics on the Greek crisis? Seen from a distance, the hbs North America offers two readings of yesterday's Greek bailout plans.

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The Greek crisis and the past summit seems only like the first mile of a marathon. The next years will require a lot more bold decisions, strong political leadership, and solidarity among the European member states and their citizens. The project of reinvigorating Europe, regaining self-confidence, and redefining our common sense of mission in the 21st century has only just begun.

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For a committed European, opening the newspapers and social media feeds has resembled an emotional roller coaster for the past few weeks. Given the war of words on the Greek crisis, it is not enough to be right or win the argument. Rather than engaging in a destructive blame game, all sides should tone down their rhetoric. Germany in particular should take seriously the inflammatory resurgence of resentment it faces in Europe and abroad for its seemingly overly assertive stance.

Newest Event Reports

Europe, Let’s Speak Out for LGBTI Rights in Africa

Find here the comprehensive report of our capacity building 'Europe, Let’s Speak Out for LGBTI Rights in Africa'.

How to finance the French energy transition? Find answers by reading our event report to mark the launch of www.mapropreenergie.fr

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So far Europe has not acted in unity to find a solution for what has to be considered a humanitarian crisis and rather than on the safeguard of the rights of migrants the focus has mainly been on security. How will Member States now practically commit to the action plan and conclusions? Will the European Agenda on Migration tackle new territory and what else is needed to solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean?

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We are looking for a motivated intern to support our Democracy & Development programme from September 2015 to January 2016. Projects include Feminicide, LGBTI & Femme Leader de Demain.

An excellent working knowledge of English and French - both spoken and written - are required. German skills are highly welcome. For details on the application procedure, please check here.

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Public Space in the Digital Age
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Europe is under pressure. It has to act on many levels, immediately, efficiently and convincingly.

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