European Union

European Union

Oxfam's Pink Phones project in Cambodia involves the distribution of mobile phones to women in rural communities. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Missing out on small is beautiful

An Oxfam analysis of more than 7,500 EU-funded projects reveals a significant lack of transparency in reporting, casting doubt on the accountability of the EU’s aid. Based on the reported data, only a small portion of the EU’s agricultural development aid complies with the aim of targeting small-scale producers and women.

In 2015, nearly a million people crossed the Aegean fleeing persecution or seeking a better life. Photo: Oxfam

Dear family: how European migration policies are keeping families apart

This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and the well-being of people stranded in Greece. It calls on the governments of Greece and other EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees and anyone who applies for international protection.

A refugee woman in the Katsikas Camp in the Epirus Region of Northwest Greece.Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

One year stranded and what’s changed?

This update provides an overview of the current situation in Greece, one year on since the introduction of Europe’s flawed migration policies to close borders along the Western Balkan route and return migrants and refugees to Turkey.

Barbed wire fences surrounding the refugee reception facilities on the islands. Credit: Matthew Cassel

The reality of the EU-Turkey Statement

The EU has a proud history of commitment to international law and human rights which has driven its policies for 60 years. This joint agency paper argues that now is the time for Europe to show global leadership on migration by adopting policies that uphold these values, rather than triggering a race to the bottom.

The reception systems, which provide people on the move with both accommodation and support to demand asylum, fall way below international standards.

Balkan border closures putting migrants at risk

The border closures in the Western Balkans this year have not stopped people seeking safety and a dignified life in Europe, but have forced them to resort to ever more dangerous routes, leaving them even more vulnerable.

EU can't afford to fudge tax haven blacklist

EU governments are on the brink of agreeing a tax haven blacklist that could ensure corporate tax havens face international sanctions for the first time. This is a welcome move if the list includes objective and comprehensive criteria instead of focussing solely on opacity of tax systems, said Oxfam today.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - European Union