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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...

Climate finance - a game of numbers?

With only two days left of the  interim session of UN climate talks in Bonn, it appears one of the most difficult topics on the table for this year’s negotiations is about climate finance accounting. Our new report “An analysis of the climate finance reporting of the European Union”, highlights a nu...

One Planet Summit – Can finance do its bit?

A month after the last Bonn climate conference, COP23, the One Planet Summit took place in Paris at the initiative of the French president, co-chaired with the World Bank and the UNFCCC. Fifty-six heads of state and government gathered for a day with representatives of banks, companies and financial...

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