ECFR Scorecard 2012

Излезе новото издание на Европейския съвет за външни отношения за оценка на дейността на ЕС в областта на глобалната политика, Scorecard 2012. Второто годишно издание показва, че Европа вече е проблем за икономическите перспективи на останалата част от света, а не част от решение на проблемите на света. Scorecard оценява дейността на ЕС на глобалната сцена, като проследява 27 държави в шест точки, разпределени в 80 конкретни области. Наблегнато е на Повече [...]

Letter to Catherine Ashton

The Honorable Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice President of the European Commission Dear Baroness Ashton: On December 16th, Jamal Juma’, was arrested by Israeli Authorities. Mr. Juma’, an internationally known and respected Palestinian human rights defender, is known to many EU officials and diplomatic missions because of his advocacy work and has participated in many European Union and United Nations conferences on Palestine.  Mr. Juma’ – coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign – is subjected to a military court system that does not comply with international standards of fair trial and due process. Jamal’s arrest comes at the height of the current wave of Israeli repression Повече [...]

EU paying for Gaza blockade

European Union aid has been given to an Israeli oil company which has reduced the supply of fuel to Gaza as part of an economic blockade internationally recognized as illegal, Brussels officials have admitted. Almost 97 million euros (124 million dollars) in funds managed by the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, were handed over directly to the firm Dor Alon between February 2008 and January this year. Under orders from the Israeli authorities, Dor Alon has been rationing the amount of industrial diesel brought into Gaza in order to deprive its 1.5 million inhabitants of electricity. Power cuts have been a regular occurrence in Gaza because of Israeli actions undertaken since the militant party Hamas won an unexpected victory in Palestinian legislative elections during 2006. Charles Повече [...]