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New study shutters EU claims on climate benefits from flagship energy project

The controversial Southern Gas Corridor, the EU’s flagship energy project, could be as emissions-intensive as coal power or even more , new study reveals. In less than two weeks the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a key section of the Southern Gas Corridor, could be awarded a record EUR 1.5 billion loan in public money from the European Investment Bank. The full study can be found here . TAP, the...

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International Film Festival Baix Llobregat

The short film AT THE SYRIAN BORDER present at the Film Festival of Sant Feliu de Llobregat. CineBaix has as one of its main objectives to bring the cinema from the south of the Mediterranean and Levante to the broadest possible audience, with the aim of disseminating and promoting the cinema of these countries and showing a different insight of these societies , away from the topics, phobias and...

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Screenings of the film

04/05/2017: Sant Cugat del Vallès - Presentation at Casal Torreblanca 06/19/2017: Barcelona, Maritime Museum - Aceem 06/20/2017: Girona, House of Culture of Girona - Girona Acull 06/20/2017: Palafrugell, Municipal Library of Palafrugell 06/22/2017: La Seu d'Urgell - Picurt Festival of Cinema 07/28/2017: Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda - Films in the open air 08/24/2017: Santa Maria d'Oló - Solidarity...

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The treaty on transnational corporations and human rights enters “negotiation mode"

Answer the call of justice

Geneva: November 1, 2017 – The Global Campaign (1) welcomes the end of a successful week of intense work moving towards decisive negotiations on a binding treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights, despite challenges from the EU with support from the US.

More than 100 states and over 200 representatives of social movements, trade unions and civil society organizations were at the UN in Geneva during the third session of the UN inter governmental working group (2), from October 23-27, 2017. Members of parliaments from more than 20 countries and the European Parliament (3), as well as more than 700 civil society organizations have indicated strong...

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Online Course - Energy for the EU: Challenging Cross Border Cooperation

Online Course - Energy for the EU: Challenging Cross Border Cooperation

A free online course offered by the Debt Observatory in Globalisation (ODG) - November 13th to December 11th.

Interested people may fill in this application form before Friday November 10th, 18h (CET).

 

What does EU Cross Border Cooperation imply for EU countries and countries in Eastern Europe and North Africa? What is financialization and what impacts does it have in the context of energy infrastructure? How are these themes related to climate justice and democracy? And finally, how can people from different countries cooperate in order to set up cross border activism and promote ‘development...

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Making Of "At the Syrian Border"

We are sharing some photographs from the making of the short film "At the Syrian Border". Filmed in Barcelona and surrounding areas; several people from Syria - who have experienced first-hand the conflict and the long and complicated journey to reach Europe - have lent themselves as actors for this short film. A very enriching experience, which we want to share with you through this short film.

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