Three years after the Coup: EU’s Actions for Freedom and Dignity in Myanmar
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Three years after the Coup: EU’s Actions for Freedom and Dignity in Myanmar

Three years after the coup: Eu’s ACTIONS FOR FREEDOM AND DIGNITY IN MYANMAR February 1st marked the sad third anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar. Since then, thousands of activists and trade unionists have been arbitrarily arrested, tortured, killed, and exposed to “abuses that amount to crimes against humanity” (Human Rights World Report 2023)….

The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition
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The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition

The European Commission has proposed an ambitious target of a 90% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. SOLIDAR stresses that a bold vision for climate action should go hand in hand with the thorough planning and implementation of an equally strong and forward-looking policy framework for a just transition that fosters social justice…

A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders
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A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders

“Developing countries produce raw materials and agricultural products for the Global North, often at the expense of local indigenous communities and small farmers. Lithium, crops, grains, are often produced by them at the cost of indigenous and local communities. They export crude oil but must buy gasoline.” Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme…

How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test
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How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test

A political agreement was found on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum on 19  December after intense weeks of trilogues. The worrying outcome weakens considerably the European asylum system instead of addressing its shortcomings. If adopted, the 5 regulations of the Pact will in summary, create more walls, lower protection and fundamental rights standards and…

An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation
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An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation

In December 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted the Exploratory Opinion “Advancing the EU’s just transition policy framework: what measures are necessary” at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, whose priorities include the promotion of a just transition. SOLIDAR welcomes this Opinion and urges policymakers to use…

food for brAIn | Talk with Paul Nemitz
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food for brAIn | Talk with Paul Nemitz

On 23 January, SOLIDAR & SOLIDAR Foundation secretariat and members had an insightful meeting with Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser on the Digital Transition in DG Justice and Consumers at the European Commission, facilitated by Dr. Susanne Drake from the Willi-Eichler-Akademie.  Mr. Nemitz started the discussion by highlighting the power element in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and that we must…

“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined
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“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined

With the slogan “protect, strengthen, prepare” Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The land of Manneken Pis will hold the Presidency in the first half of 2024, from 1 January to 30 June and has identified 6 general priorities that will guide its Presidency: In the field of Education…