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…

The Social Pillar and the future of the EU Social Agenda
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The Social Pillar and the future of the EU Social Agenda

The study titled “The Social Pillar and the future of the EU Social Agenda” was co-authored by Danielle Brady, Tommaso Grossi, Laura Rayner from EPC and thanks to the contribution of SOLIDAR, Social Platform, Foundation of Progressive Studies, AK Europa. This study acknowledges the progress made in the EU social policies since the introduction of the…

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…