Parliament maintains €3.5 billion in aid for the most deprived from 2014 to 2020
Author : Parlement Européen / European Parliament
The EU's poorest citizens will continue to get food, basic material assistance and social welfare from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) from 2014 to 2020, under a deal with Council endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs succeeded in maintaining its budget of €3.5 bn. They also secured Council's agreement that the fund will be fully operational immediately.
«The international tax regime is broken. This is contributing to widening income inequality.» Dr. Helen Szoke, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive. The G20 must take necessary steps to reform the international taxation system to stop wealthy tax dodgers, beginning at its Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting this weekend (22-23 Feb) in Sydney.
The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.
CELAC in Havana: the challenge of building our own agenda and common destiny
Author : Aram Aharonian / ALAINET
The upcoming CELAC summit of Presidents (Havana, 28-29 Jan.) poses the question as to whether the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be able to combine all the overlapping endeavours in the region, giving them a homogeneous direction, taking into account their similitude and differences, their changes and adaptations, in a scenario where initiatives with a life-span of half a century, such as the Andean Community (CAN), live alongside others such as CELAC itself, with scarcely two years of existence.
"The notion of a culture of peace means a lasting peace, which is not simply the absence of war, but a dynamic process founded on democratic principles". Those were the words of Federico Mayor as he declared the main philosophy behind his work at the head of this organization, that was soon taken up by the UN (General Assembly declaration, September 1999): convince men to move away from a culture of war to a culture of peace. An historic undertaking as it presupposes not only that war is not humanity's natural and tragic destiny, ...