Latin America & Fair trade

  • Aid to the private sector: promoting responsible investments?

    15.03.2013, Jürgen Klute, Charles Goerens, Gay Mitchell... | In the framework of the revised Development Cooperation Instrument, which is about to be approved by the European Commission, the private sector becomes an important actor. It would, among other things, be the recipient of EU Official Development Assistance funds. This raises a number of concerns: Who are these companies? How effective can the private sector be as an aid provider? To what degree can they provide socio-environmental safeguards? How will they assume accountability?
  • Chilean government must respect the rights of the Mapuche people

    12.02.2013, Chile, Mapuche | We are alarmed by the heavy militarization that is taking place in the Mapuche territories, as well as by the application of emergency laws and the anti-terrorism law, dating from the time of the dictatorship. The Mapuche people are suffering from forms of legal state terrorism, seeking to demobilize, depoliticize and punish the social movements that support the Mapuche cause.
  • Back To The Future

    05.12.2012, ebxnews | In next week's plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs will vote on the FTA between the EU, Colombia and Peru. GUE/NGL MEP Jürgen Klute said this morning at a press conference that financial services liberalization prevails in this agreement. "It is absurd that while the EU is legislating to regulate and control the financial markets, we subscribe at the same time such an obsolete agreement, with the same neoliberal policies that have done so much damage to our people."
  • PRESS CONFERENCE: The EU Colombia-Peru FTA: For an efficient Road Map on Human Rights

    11.06.2012 | The FTA between the EU and Colombia/Peru is one of the most controversial agreements that the EU has ever signed. Major Trade Unions, Human rights organisations, and many MEPs have raised concerns about the current very high rates of impunity and human rights violations, especially in Colombia. Many also expressed their doubts about the supposed beneficial effects of the FTA and think it may very well worsen the human rights situation ...
  • No a los golpistas en las instituciones europeas

    14.10.2010 | Bruselas, 13 de octubre del 2010 Los eurodiputados Jürgen Klute, Gabriele Zimmer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon y Willy Meyer expresan su rotundo rechazo a la presencia en las instituciones democráticas europeas del golpista Cardenal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, arzobispo de Tegucigalpa (Honduras) y piden al presidente ...
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