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We are recruiting - Middle East Policy Officer

We are seeking to recruit a committed individual to act as Middle East Working Group Policy Officer and to lead its advocacy work with a view to generating and securing political support for EU initiatives aimed at: - Ensuring compliance with international law by all parties to the Israeli-Palest...

Sustainable Development, not EU immediate interests must guide the successor of the Cotonou Agreement

Brussels, 28 September 2018 – Today, the European Commission officially launched the negotiations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) on a new partnership agreement which will succeed the Cotonou Agreement. CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development N...

Search and Rescue versus ’Fortress Europe’

ACT Alliance EU Blog Post:  7 Aug 2018  The European Union has been facing many external and internal conflicts and controversies due to its recent issues with search and rescue (SAR) operations on the Mediterranean, and with how the rescued third country nationals are allocated among the EU Memb...

European Council’s measures on migration: ineffective, costly and against Human Rights

Brussels,  29 June 2018 – CONCORD, the European Confederation of development NGOs and ACT Alliance EU are worried by the political directions endorsed by the European Council’s decisions to continue lowering the number of migrants’ arrivals to Europe. Putting all the stakes in ring-fencing the EU  a...

ACT Alliance EU speaks at European Parliament Hearing on external migration funding

On 19 June 2018, the Committees on Budget, Budgetary Control, Foreign Affairs and Development jointly organised a joint hearing entitled Assessing the flow of external EU migration funding. Fanni Bihari, ACT Alliance EU's Refugees & Migration Policy Officer, was representing CONCORD in this publ...

World Refugee Day 2018

The World Refugee Day 2018 has arrived, with a record high number of displaced persons, most of them staying in developing countries, and with little solidarity shown from OECD countries in offering reception and resettlement of refugees. There is a sign of hope in the form of a UNHCR-led global ini...

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