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China-EU negotiations on investment

17-08-2014 | News

China-EU negotiations on investment

An opportunity to set a new standard China and the EU are preparing to launch negotiations for a bilateral investment agreement at the next EU-China Summit this November. The proposed agreement...

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How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

17-08-2014 | News

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political decision-making and development planning. Instead, our paranoid...

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Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

17-08-2014 | News

Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 2014 (IPS) - The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise...

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Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe - Building Sta…

23-07-2014 | News

Join the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum “Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe - Building States of Citizens for Citizens” Milan, Italy, 10-12 October 2014   On 16-17th October 2014 the 10th Asia Europe...

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Urgent Appeal of Parliamentarians across Asia and Europe for…

05-02-2013 | News

February 5, 2013 His Excellency Thongsing Thammavong Prime Minister People's Democratic Republic of Laos   Dear Excellency, Re: Request urgent investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone We, members of parliament across Asia and...

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Statement of Rep. Walden Bello, Member of the House of Repre…

16-01-2013 | News

We are members of a delegation of ASEAN parliamentarians that visited the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic to investigate the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, the prominent Lao leader of civil society...

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Our Deep Concern over the Disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somph…

19-12-2012 | Statements

Statement from The International Organising Committee of the Asia Europe People’s Forum The International Organising Committee of the Asia Europe People’s Forum is compelled to share as widely, vocally and publicly...

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Crisis and Alternatives

28-06-2012 | Articles

By Achin Vanaik [This paper was presented at the Sub-regional Conference of the ASIA-EUROPE PEOPLE’S FORUM in Jakarta last 28-29 June 2012, co-organized by a Joint Committee composed of IGJ, SPI,...

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AEPF statement on xenophobic killings in Norway

29-07-2011 | Statements

The Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) grieves and condoles with the families and friends of the people, many of them very young, who lost their lives in the horrific and senseless...

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Letter to Malaysian PM (08 July 2011)

09-07-2011 | Articles

Re: Arrest and detention of PSM and other activists participating in Bersih-related activities Dear Prime Minister Najib, We, of the Asia-Europe Peoples' Forum (AEPF), are alarmed by the recent arrest of leaders...

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Call to Action - Challenging and Eroding Corporate Power - B…

23-10-2010 | Articles

Call to Action - Challenging and Eroding Corporate Power - Building States of Citizens for Citizens Background From 4-5th October 2010, heads of state and governments from across Asia and Europe met...

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Recommendations to ASEM8

09-10-2010 | Articles

Background From 4-5th October 2010, heads of state and governments from across Asia and Europe met in Brussels for the eighth Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM8) to discuss their future priorities and...

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Belgian prime minister supports NGOs’ call for decent work

08-10-2010 | Statements

Source: Inquirer.net BRUSSELS, Belgium—Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme has expressed his support for civil society’s call that the countries of the Asia Europe Meeting (Asem) commit to core labor standards, the...

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Corporate capture at the heart of Europe

07-10-2010 | Articles

Source: tni.org The Irish government announcement of a €34 billion Euro bailout, two years after the financial crisis first broke, is a reminder that little has been done to prevent it...

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European retailers: threatening livelihoods in India

06-10-2010 | Articles

Source: euobserver.comDHARMENDRA KUMAR EUOBSERVER / COMMENT - The role of major supermarkets like Tesco in wiping out small retailers across Europe is well known. Now the giants have India in their...

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Position on Double Taxation

17-04-2012 | EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign

Position on Double Taxation

To the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 23 February 2012 Position Paper of the EU-Asean FTA Network on the Double Taxation Agreements signed by the Philippine Government with the governments of Kuwait,...

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DEFEND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICIN…

17-04-2012 | EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign

DEFEND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH  AND ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES!  NO TO TRIPS PLUS PROVISIONS IN BILATERAL FTAs!

  (A Joint Position Paper on bilateral free trade agreements and their impact on the right to health and access to affordable medicines published by the Medicines Transparency Alliance...

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Phil. campaign gaining ground

09-11-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

These days, the struggle against demolition of urban poor settlements in Metro Manila, Philippines is intensifying once again as a result of the government's latest efforts to decongest the metropolis...

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Diplomats support transformative social protection drive; Ca…

08-11-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

Diplomats support transformative social protection drive; Campaign for life with dignity in ASEAN resonates with Europeans

MANILA, Philippines—The modern-day idea of transformative social protection sprang from the squalor of mid-nineteenth century Europe when standards for water supply, sewerage, and housing (elements to a decent life) were...

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SEA Meeting Communique

23-10-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

COMMUNIQUE By Network for Transformative Social Protection 14 October 2009 Even before the global economic meltdown and the recent natural disasters that deepened the crisis in many countries in...

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Philippines: RTDs on transformative social protection measur…

07-10-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

AEPF-Philippines and the Institute for Popular Democracy (IPD) are holding a Roundtable Discussion Series on Transformative Social Protection in the Philippines (October-November 2009) At the heels...

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Forum on Trade and Crisis (October 2, 2009, Bangkok)

06-10-2009 | EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign

EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network and the Committee for Asian Women (CAW) Free Trade and the Global Economic Crisis Examining the linkages and implications on jobs and livelihoods and defining policy proposals and...

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Impact of EU-ASEAN FTA: Indonesian Case

04-10-2009 | EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign

Assessing the Impacts of an ASEAN–EU Free Trade Agreement on the Indonesian Economy

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Examining the EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

04-10-2009 | EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign

Introduction In May 2007, the European Union launched its New Partnership for the 21st Century with Asia. The initiative consisted of simultaneous negotiations for free trade agreements with India, Korea and...

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Manifesto: Reclaim People's Dignity

04-10-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

RECLAIM PEOPLE'S DIGNITY Transformative Social Protection: A Democratic and Human Rights Response to the Crisis WHEREAS the current financial and economic crisis is the worst that could be...

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AEPF holds Southeast Asia Regional Strategising Meeting on T…

04-10-2009 | Reclaim People's Dignity

AEPF holds Southeast Asia Regional Strategising Meeting on Transformative Social Protection, Manila, October 12-13, 2009

On 12-13 October 2009, the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) is organizing a Southeast Asia Regional Roundtable Strategizing Meeting with the theme "Building Southeast Asia Peoples’ Agenda on Transformative Social...

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Call for interest to co-organise a workshop at AEPF10

03-09-2014 | Publications

 A call to social movements, frontline communities and campaigning networks, and progressive NGOs, academics and parliamentarians across Asia and Europe:    Join the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum “Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia...

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15 years of the Asia-Europe People’s Forum

09-02-2012 | Resources

A review and reflection with recommendations for strengthening for the future There has been a clear affirmation by the vast majority of the people who have contributed to the review that...

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Key issues on the table at the 8th Asia Europe People's Foru…

06-10-2010 | Resources

Ben Hayes, Nick Buxton, Praful Bidwai, Susan George, Walden BelloSource: tni.org Ahead of the Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF) which coincides with the official ASEM8 summit this year in Brussels, four...

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Roundtable debate on Asia European relations

06-10-2010 | Resources

Walden Bello, Praful Bidwai,Nicola Bullard, Christa Wisterich, Marica Frangakis Source: tni.orgOctober 2010 Debate between leading European and Asian analysts on the decline of European power, the economic rise of China and India,...

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Presentation: Right to the City and Strategising on Transfor…

04-10-2010 | Resources

Open Spaces Event3 October 2010Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communication Sociale Right to the City and Strategising on Transformative Social ProtectionPresented by: Johannes Dragsbæk SchmidtOrganised by: Network for Transformative...

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Decent Work

03-10-2010 | Resources

Presentation at Thematic WorkshopThe 8th Asia-Europe People's Forum2 October 2010 By Yorgos Altintzis Globalisation, Trade and Finance Assistant International Trade Union Confederation {edocs}http://www.aepf.info/images/stories/embeded/Oct2/decent-work-introduction.ppt,650,510{/edocs}   Download .ppt version .pptx version

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