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Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

| July 2, 2020

The new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection, warned the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam today (2 July). This means that people who have fled violence and persecution have little chance of a fair asylum procedure, and even families with children are regularly detained […]

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People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

| December 6, 2019

People who seek protection in Greece are regularly denied access to a fair and efficient asylum process, Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed in a new report. The report ‘No-rights zone’ highlights the severe and chronic lack of lawyers and access to crucial information in the overcrowded EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. This […]

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EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

| June 24, 2019

At their summit in Brussels on 20 June, the EU heads of state and governments will decide whether to commit the European Union to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and consequently up their 2030 climate targets. To stay in line with the 1.5 C° target enshrined in the Paris Agreement, the EU should entirely decarbonize as […]

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EU finance ministers prepare #TaxHaven blacklist

EU finance ministers prepare #TaxHaven blacklist

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

European Union finance ministers will discuss plans today (8 November) to draw up a blacklist of tax havens across the world, the EU presidency said, a move towards imposing wider sanctions on offending states and jurisdictions, writes Francesco Guarascio. Ministers would look at criteria for identifying suspect states, the presidency said – disagreements over the […]

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#PlanInternational: External aid budget crucial to end extreme poverty

#PlanInternational: External aid budget crucial to end extreme poverty

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has once again shown its support for the fight to end extreme poverty, when voting on the EU’s budget for 2017. MEPs rejected the member states’ proposed cuts and suggested an increase of almost half a billion euros to external spending – a move welcomed by ONE, Oxfam and Plan International. The […]

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#Oxfam report exposes EU lobby firepower of biofuel industry behind destructive bioenergy policy

#Oxfam report exposes EU lobby firepower of biofuel industry behind destructive bioenergy policy

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union must overhaul its current bioenergy policy, which is based on getting fuel from plants, because the industry is linked to the eviction of thousands of people from their lands, out-competing food crops, and creating more not less pollution, says Oxfam. A new Oxfam report today (Tuesday 25 October) says that a powerful […]

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Stagnating aid leaves ‘millions’ of poor at risk

Stagnating aid leaves ‘millions’ of poor at risk

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report says that the leadership of a handful of countries is “masking the failure” of the majority of European governments to deliver on their overseas aid promises. That is the main conclusion of a report by leading charity Oxfam. The Oxfam report comes in response to the publication of new figures for overseas […]

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