Friday 15. December 2017

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The EU & the World
 shoulder to shoulder?



our roots:
CHRISTIAN SOCIAL THINKING
  • Frank Turner sj

     

    Development & Justice


    Development policy cannot be effective without just international trade rules. The EU’s development policy should be complemented by its commitment to good regulation.

     

    In its relationship with Africa, in particular with Sub-Saharan Africa, the EU faces the challenge of achieving policy coherence between its altruistic development policy and its highly competitive trade policy. This is crucial since the sums involved in international trade are far larger than any development aid, however generous: ‘Trade relations can no longer be based solely on the principle of free, unchecked competition, for it very often creates an economic dictatorship. Free trade can be called just only when it conforms to the demands of social justice.’ (Paul VI, Populorum Progressio, 1967, § 59). This lack of coherence is most vividly apparent in the matter of natural resources.

                                                                  

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    "The international trade system today frequently discriminates against the products of the young industries of the developing countries (...)". Pope John Paul II. (Sollicitudo rei socialis, 43)

     

     

    "(...) trade relations can no longer be based solely on the principle of free, unchecked competition, for it very often creates an economic dictatorship (...)" Pope Paul VI. (Populorum progressio, 59)

     

    Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.

     

     

     

     

     

     

let's make it happen:
CHRISTIAN ORGANISATIONS' PROPOSALS
MORE PROPOSALS

Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network

 

Exclude medicines from the strengthening of IPRs in free trade agreements

Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network

 Alamy, Greenshoots Communications / Ala

Develop an alternative system of trade that is fair for Africa

Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network

 

Increase transparency of economic transactions of European extractive sector

Pax Christi International

Increase investment in peace and development over military spending

Justitia et Pax

2013 AFP, FREDERICK FLORIN

Revise the European Security Strategy of 2003 and adopt a White Paper

Jesuit European Social Centre

Adopt legislation for mandatory supply chain due diligence

Caritas Europa

 

Promote small-scale agriculture as a key to alleviate hunger

Caritas Europa

 MAHMUD HAMS

A necessary principled approach to European Humanitarian Aid

CIDSE

 

Advocacy for food security in Africa

http://www.initiative-ixe.eu/