The European Commission’s plan for a Capital Market Union (CMU), brought the false promise of growth by supporting small and medium-sized businesses. In reality, it serves the interests of big investment banks, write a coalition of NGOs.
The UN is set to pass a new agenda that is intended to apply for the next decade and a half. Imme Scholz asks whether this work programme be relevant for domestic political and social action in rich and poor countries alike.
A new era will be heralded this week in New York, with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The EU has been negotiating long and hard on this. Now is the time to put the good words into practice, writes Geneviève Pons-Deladrière.
The recent release of global data on child mortality shows that Eastern and Southern Africa are making the fastest progress on reducing child deaths. It is time to leverage this momentum, write Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala and David Wright.
If you haven’t heard about the Global Goals yet, you will soon. Later this month, leaders from around the world will get together at the United Nations in New York to agree on the world’s development agenda for the next 15 years—what they’re calling the Global Goals.
The UN’s new 2030 Development Agenda is more comprehensive than the Millennium Development Goals that it replaces, and fundamental change is needed to equip the UN for the challenges it will face, write Max-Otto Baumann and Silke Weinlich.
Current migration debates are defying the core values residing at the very foundations of the EU. In his State of the Union address, President Juncker should issue a compelling call for a common policy tackling the root causes of the asylum crisis, write Sergio Carrera and Karel Lannoo.