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European Parliament adopts regulation to shed light on shady derivatives markets

Today the European Parliament gave the green light to the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) designed to regulate shady ‘over the counter’ (OTC) derivatives. NGOs welcomed the introduction of clearing and reporting obligations for these financial products as a crucial step towards regulating vital agricultural commodity derivatives markets.

Fit for Purpose?

The first anniversary of the European External Action Service (EEAS) finds the European Union (EU) in the midst of a financial and identity crisis that has precipitated Europe’s ongoing dec

Out of the Bunker

At the most recent UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010, governments saved the global climate negotiations from collapse.

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Trading Away Access to Medicines

Access to medicines poses a critical challenge in developing countries: prices are high, and new or adapted medicines and vaccines to address diseases of the developing world are lacking.

EU Leadership or Losership?

The world, and most of all, its poor people, desperately needs a fair and safe climate deal to be agreed at the UN talks in Copenhagen in December.


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