A case study of palm oil for biofuels in Indonesia. Indonesia is the world’s largest palm oil producer and exporter. Human rights are being violated in the plantations and the rising exploitation for renewable energy and biofuels brings further violence and criminalisation. How can the EU contribute to a sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia to best preserve nature and human rights?
Thirty years after the Velvet Revolution, the atmosphere in Czech society is poisonous. Many who followed the course of the Czech presidential elections during the past few weeks in detail must feel they are trapped in a nightmare.
How to redesign the Eurozone in order to enhance its chances of survival? There are many alternatives that can and should be considered. A contribution on how to change the European Union's economic policy.
Governments and corporations are driving the demand for water, land and organic resources. Previously intact ecosystems are being sacrificed, thousands of people are losing their livelihoods. This study provides insights on how we can better address and monitor resource and environmental policy projects.
Linking human rights and a gender-responsive approach to climate actions, can avoid harmful unintended consequences and maximize social benefits of programmes and projects. This interim report provides a general assessment of how to effectively integrate human rights and gender equality as well as the broader SDG agenda into EU climate actions.
Trump’s accession to the White House shows that his policy constitutes a turning point in transatlantic relations but also shows certain indices of continuities in American foreign policy of the last decades.
Due to the absolute ban on abortion in El Salvador, women are frequently imprisoned for up to 30 years. Although the topic is part of the public debate, legislative changes are far from being realized.
The first parliamentary elections in Armenia after the referendum revealed themselves to be well-administered and respectful of fundamental freedoms. But problems such as vote-buying and interference in the process remain
La criminalización del aborto supone que las mujeres se enfrenten hasta 30 años de prisión. La cuestión ya es parte del debate público aunque los cambios legislativos son aún una meta difícil de alcanzar.
The UN climate summit COP 23 will convene from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, under the presidency of the government of Fiji. This article provides an overview of key issues at stake and a summary of our expectations for the COP 23.
2018 will be another challenging year for the European Union facing migration, elections, populism and Euroscepticism. Europe needs courageous leaders as well as supporting and elucidating contributions.
In spite of its internal crisis, the EU will have to (re)define its foreign relations with Turkey, Russia and the US. In this dossier we deliver analysis and background knowledge, whilst exploring the prospects of enhanced cooperation
Our "Expert Workshop Southern Neighbourhood" brought together experts from different backgrounds with our regional offices and the contributors to our web dossier Rebuilding the Neighbourhood to discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy.