European Migration Forum

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission hosted this year’s European Migration Forum which explored the role of civil society and local authorities in managing migration and ensuring safe and regular pathways to the EU. The 2019 Forum, now in its fifth year, produced ten recommendations which were the result of discussions by some 250 professionals from…

EU Aid for Mozambique and Comoros

Following the extensive damage caused by tropical cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique and Comoros, the EU is providing initial €1.5 million to help the people affected by the heavy rainfall and destruction that the new cyclone left in its trail. Announcing the donation Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management said: “Mozambique is facing…

European Companies Fuel Destruction of Amazon Rainforest

A new report from Amazon Watch is said to show that European companies have “played a direct role in financing firms that fuel the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon” under the country’s new president Jair Bolsonaro. The report details a series of prominent European corporate buyers and investors that reportedly have business ties to what campaigners…