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European values distorted by European Council
The European Council’s emergency meeting yesterday decided on four key measures to be taken in response to the human tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea. The EU leaders have asked Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative, to propose action to capture and destroy the smugglers’ vessels before they can be used “in accordance with international law”. They called for efforts to combat smuggling networks in cooperation with Europol, and for the deployment of so called immigration officers to third countries.
A Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors: Get engaged
In June 2012, all the Governments’ workers’ and employers’ organisations participating in the International Labor Organization Conference (ILC) agreed on the necessity to ensure that all residents have access to a minimum of income security and access to essential health care through the adoption of the Recommendation No. 202 on National Floors of Social Protection.
Towards a fair EU Trade policy – DG Trade’s new policy communication
At a meeting of DG TRADE’s Director-General Jean-Luc Demarty with interested civil society representatives on 21 April 2015, the Commission presented its views on current trade policy issues, in particular in view of the new policy communication on a trade and investment strategy for jobs and growth, which is to be released in the autumn and which will define the EU’s trade policy agenda for the coming years.
Press Release: SOLIDAR addresses the European Council: urgent actions needed to end tragedies in the Mediterranean!
Following the last tragic and inacceptable events in the Mediterranean sea, SOLIDAR with the full support of our members which have long-standing track records in promoting solidarity and human rights, integration of migrants and protection of people in need, decided to write a letter to the Extraordinary European Council of 23 April to call upon the President, Donald Tusk and Heads of State and Government to immediately implement actions to end the ongoing humanitarian crisis.