About: Pakistan

Freedom of thought 12-11-2018

Pakistan, democracy and the demise of the independent press

Pakistan's new military-supported government is targeting independent media and poses a grave threat to the country's democracy, writes Shada Islam.
Freedom of thought 31-08-2018

Geert Wilders wins, Muslims lose in latest Prophet Mohammed cartoon furore

Geert Wilders is back in the headlines, thanks to a controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition, which has caused a furore in Pakistan. But the race for Europe's toughest anti-Muslim politician has several other contestants, writes Shada Islam.
Development Policy 19-02-2018

Are geopolitics, trade and human rights compatible enemies?

Europe cannot turn a blind eye to the Human Rights abuses occurring in third countries, unless we rewrite the mandates of the functioning of the EU institutions and the Treaty, writes MEP Tomáš  Zdechovský.
Defence policy 01-02-2018

Pakistan’s counter-terrorism needs to be aligned with EU

If the EU wishes to defend human rights, and comply with its own counter-terrorism pledges, Pakistan’s incoherent counter-terrorism strategies should be at the top of every joint commission and negotiation, writes Charles Tannock.
Trade & Society 08-11-2016

Is the EU abandoning freedom of speech in its trade deals?

The EU has in recent years used trade agreements as a venue for promoting human rights, notably freedom of speech. Yet, as trade negotiators seek to wrap up the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), the EU seems to have abandoned this objective, write Jodie Ginsberg and Christian Borggreen.

Polio
Development Policy 30-08-2016

Polio: the disease Nigeria can’t seem to shake

Ridding the world of polio is going to take a little longer than originally expected, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 01-07-2016

The EU must hold Pakistan to account for violence against women

Honour killings and domestic violence are constant worries for the women of Pakistan. The EU must use its influence to push the deep change Pakistani society desperately needs, writes Barbara Matera.

Towards compassion and a ‘compact’ on refugees

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals to European leaders meeting in Brussels today (28 June) to contribute for a new Global Compact on Responsibility-sharing for Refugees, as well as a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Health 09-06-2016

EU should lead the final push to eradicate polio

A polio-free world is within reach. With continued support and funding, the EU can help wipe out this devastating disease, writes Stefan Rebmann.
Global Europe 26-04-2016

Europe can do more to safeguard religious minorities

The suicide bombings on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, should act as a reminder that the European Union needs a high-level office in charge of freedom of religion and belief in the world, writes Sophia Kuby.
Global Europe 15-03-2016

Education is the key to development and stability

The EU needs to reach out to civil society in South Asia and make sure its efforts to support education in the region do not go astray, writes Ana Maria Gomez.
Global Europe 10-03-2016

Pakistan invests in nuclear weapons instead of its citizens

The EU should use its diplomatic strength to encourage Pakistan to halt its nuclear build-up, for the good of its own citizens and the peace and stability of the region, writes Barbara Matera.
Global Europe 04-02-2016

Education under attack in Pakistan

The EU should use its development and security programmes in Pakistan to ensure children have safe access to education and keep them out of the hands of extremists, writes Marie Arena.
Global Europe 30-10-2015

Baluchistan: A reality we cannot ignore

Europe shouldn't remain silent about the atrocities taking place in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, writes MEP Charles Tannock.
Development Policy 22-05-2015

Fistula is continuing to destroy lives in the developing world

The EU can play a major role in ending the devastation of fistula for many of the world’s most marginalised women and girls, writes Hilde Vautmans.
Global Europe 01-04-2015

Principles in the firing line? The EU and the death penalty

Inserting counter-terrorism into European Union foreign policy could undermine the EU's stance against the death penalty, warns Iverna McGowan.
Richard Howitt MEP
Global Europe 23-02-2015

Europe and Pakistan: Neither autocracy or theocracy

Whether the Taliban reasserts control within its borders and across them, what happens in Pakistan really matters to Europe and the rest of the world, writes Richard Howitt.
Polio
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Achieving the extraordinary: A world without polio

?It would be naïve to feel safe from the threat polio virus poses to children everywhere. Critical action is needed by European leaders now to protect the world from this threat and realise the promise of global eradication, writes Geeta Rao Gupta, John Hewko and Bruce Aylward.
Global Europe 10-12-2014

Malala to world leaders: ‘Do better’ in 2015

2015 must be the year the world wakes up and delivers a safer, more just future for children and young people, writes Malala Yousafzai in a letter to world leaders.
Global Europe 16-08-2011

A new page in Indo-Pakistani relations?

In the run-up to their respective independence days, India and Pakistan have renewed peace and security talks. But while people on both sides deeply desire peace, there still remains a deep mistrust at the political and military level, writes Gauri Khandekar from Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE.
Global Europe 03-06-2011

Decoupling Afghanistan from Pakistan

Gauri Khandekar argues that Europeans must cease to look at relations with Pakistan through the prism of the Afghan War.
Global Europe 20-12-2010

The EU-India strategic partnership: Are we there yet?

A free trade area rather than a strategic partnership is what the EU needs with India, writes Gauri Khandekar for Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE.

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