Mirjam van Reisen, professor Endowed Chair Marga Klompé, International Social Responsibility, at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. She is the founder and director of Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA), a group of experts on Europe’s relations with developing countries, based in Brussels, Belgium, and is a member of the coordinating committee of Social Watch.
If the ACP, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, is to have a stronger voice in international institutions, then it needs to strengthen itself as a political and economic bloc.read more
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is exploring new relationships in order to claim its rightful position in global institutions and act as a spokesperson for the world’s poor and less powerful nations.read more
The ACP has emerged out of a unique relationship with the European Union (EU). However, while the EU needs the ACP's backing to get support in international governance, and needs its raw materials and markets, the EU is indecisive about continuing...read more
The European Union exists only through the legal agreements that underpin it. Therefore the Lisbon Treaty is important, and scrutinising it is relevant to identifying the perspective of a future European Union.The good news is that the Lisbon Trea...read more