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15.02.2018 | Konferenz zu nachhaltiger öffentlicher Beschaffung in Berlin

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IT-Fachkonferenz 2018

15.12.2017 | Am 21./22. Juni 2018 findet in Stuttgart die 6. bundesweite Fachkonferenz für sozial verantwortliche IT-Beschaffung statt

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22.05.2017 >
Symposium on socially responsible public procurement of ICT products
Symposium on socially responsible public procurement of ICT products - Mainz, May 22./23. 2017 (Meldungen)
16.05.2017 >
Event in Berlin: The struggle for workers' rights in the electronics industry
Event in Berlin: The struggle for workers' rights in the electronics industry - Berlin: Event with Fahmi Panimbang, labour activist and researcher at LIPS (Sedane Labor Resource Center), Indonesia (Meldungen)
15.03.2017 >
C20 Finance - Civil Society Recommendations to the G20
C20 Finance - Civil Society Recommendations to the G20 - This Policy Paper outlines the position of the "Civil 20" (C20) Working Group "Reform of the International Financial System", which brings together the views of many civil society organisations in the G20 process. WEED is co-chairing this group. (Meldungen)
14.02.2017 >
International Finance & G20 - Voices from the Global South
International Finance & G20 - Voices from the Global South - The report is based on some interventions made at an international civil society meeting in Berlin in December 2016. (Meldungen)
24.02.2016 >
Open letter on food speculation
Open letter on food speculation - A coalition of 26 NGOs have just delivered an open letter to the EU Commission urging to tighten up proposed rules for addressing excessive price speculation on food and other commodities in financial markets. (Meldungen)
29.12.2015 >
Practical Guide: Socially Responsible ICT-Procurement
Practical Guide: Socially Responsible ICT-Procurement - Best Practices Report (Meldungen)
02.12.2015 >
Newsletter EU Financial Reform - Issue 31
Newsletter EU Financial Reform - Issue 31 - The 31th issue deals with the Bank reforms, the Capital Markets Union, Corporate Tax Avoidance, the Financial Transaction Tax and Food Speculation. (Meldungen)
18.11.2015 >
Dokumentation der Veranstaltung: Workers‘ protests in China and attacks on the civil society
Dokumentation der Veranstaltung: Workers‘ protests in China and attacks on the civil society - Current criminalization of worker representatives, human rights activists and feminists. How workers in China struggle for their rights. With Sheung So, LESN (Hong Kong) (Meldungen)
17.04.2015 >
Long-term investments? - Privatisation!
Long-term investments? - Privatisation! - "Long-term investments" sound like a good idea, but in some cases nothing else than the privatisation of infrastructure is hidden behind. (Meldungen)
26.03.2015 >
Newsletter EU Financial Reform - Issue 29
Newsletter EU Financial Reform - Issue 29 - The 29th issue deals with the Euro Crisis, Capital Markets Union, Restructuring of banks, Corporate Tax Avoidance and Shadow Banking. (Meldungen)
09.03.2015 >
Offener Brief der Zivilgesellschaft zu Steuervermeidung von Unternehmen
Offener Brief der Zivilgesellschaft zu Steuervermeidung von Unternehmen - Brief von 30 Organisationen mit konkreten Forderungen zur Steuergerechtigkeit in Europa an den Kommissionspräsidenten Juncker (Meldungen)
20.02.2015 >
Fact sheet: Bank separation and structural reform
Fact sheet: Bank separation and structural reform - The separation of banks or their activities is one of the last big reforms in the EU that has been undertaken after the financial crisis but hasn't been already accomplished. (Meldungen)
11.02.2015 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" February 2015 - The 28th issue deals with the Euro Crisis, Capital Markets Union, Restructuring of banks, Financial Transaction Tax, Standards for Commodity Derivatives, Ownership register and the EU Regulation on price indicators in the financial markets. (Meldungen)
11.02.2015 >
Information for the nations
Information for the nations - Briefing on how developing countries are being excluded from automatic information exchange, and how to change it. (Meldungen)
09.02.2015 >
Paper: A European View on BRICS
Paper: A European View on BRICS - The Brazilian NGO ibase held an interesting conference on the BRICS countries in November 2014. Peter Wahl from WEED participated and delivered the attached paper on the issue from a European perspective. (Meldungen)
06.02.2015 >
Fact sheet: Country-by-country bank reporting
Fact sheet: Country-by-country bank reporting - Banks recently have to disclose specific business information on a country-specific basis.This fact sheet gives an overview about backgrounds and consequences. (Meldungen)
28.01.2015 >
Presentation: TTIP and financial services
Presentation: TTIP and financial services - The presentation explains the danger for financial regulation through TTIP. (Meldungen)
05.01.2015 >
Short film: Investor State Dispute Settlement and Financial Crises
Short film: Investor State Dispute Settlement and Financial Crises - The film explains how the settlement works and why it endangers necessary governmental rescue measures in financial crises as occurred in Greece, Cyprus and Argentina. (Meldungen)
16.12.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" December 2014 - The 27th issue deals with the financial transaction tax, tax evasion, the comission's "better regulation", structural reform of banks, the banking union and retail investment products. (Meldungen)
10.12.2014 >
Position paper: What outcomes should be agreed in Addis Abeba in 2015?
Position paper: What outcomes should be agreed in Addis Abeba in 2015? - 137 Civil Society Organisations endorse position paper on UN Financing for Development negotiations (Meldungen)
04.12.2014 >
Conference: Financial markets and banks: safe and long term?
Conference: Financial markets and banks: safe and long term? - Berlin, 9:00-17:30, Organized by Finance Watch, German Trade Union Federation (DGB), WEED, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and others (Meldungen)
16.10.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" October 2014 - The 26th issue deals with the new European Commission, corporate tax avoidance, negotiations on trade in financial services and the financial transaction tax. (Meldungen)
01.10.2014 > Report: The ICT sector in the spotlight (Download the-ict-sector-in-the-spotlight_723519.pdf ca. 1374 Kb) - Detailed mapping report on the ICT industry examining the complex production system, mappng its key stakeholders and producer countries, and analysing the leverage of public buyers to change the abusive labour conditions in the industry (Publikationen)
08.09.2014 >
Fact sheet: Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Financial Services
Fact sheet: Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Financial Services - The fact sheet gives an overview on the planned agreement which is negotiated between 23 members of the World Trade Organisation. It poses a threat to financial stability. (Meldungen)
26.08.2014 >
Film: High Frequency Trading
Film: High Frequency Trading - The film explains the High Frequency Trading and how it has changed the stock exchange. It further points out risks of this kind of trade and the need for more regulation. (Meldungen)
26.08.2014 >
Präsentation zur Bankentrennung
Präsentation zur Bankentrennung - Die Trennung von Banken oder Bankgeschäften ist eine der letzten großen Reformen auf EU-Ebene, die nach der Finanzkrise in Angriff genommen und noch nicht abgeschlossen wurde. (Meldungen)
01.07.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" July 2014 - The 25th issue deals with the new European Parliament, and with the free-trade negotiations on TTIP and TiSA (Meldungen)
30.05.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" May 2014 - The 24th issue deals with the remaining financial reform agenda for the new European Parliament (Meldungen)
12.05.2014 >
Fact sheet: Investor-State Dispute Settlements and Financial Markets
Fact sheet: Investor-State Dispute Settlements and Financial Markets - Impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlements, as included in several investment treaties like the planned CETA and TTIP, on financial markets, regulation and crisis management. (Meldungen)
09.05.2014 >
Letter to World Bank calls for immediate review of policy on tax havens
Letter to World Bank calls for immediate review of policy on tax havens - A civil society letter in response to the latest World Bank report on the first year of implementation of its policy on tackling tax heavens. (Meldungen)
26.03.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" March 2014 - The 23rd issue deals with shadow banking, investment funds, tax evasion, money laundering and the banking union. (Meldungen)
18.03.2014 >
Working Paper: The European Civil Society Campaign on the Financial Transaction Tax
Working Paper: The European Civil Society Campaign on the Financial Transaction Tax - Paper published by International Labour Office and the Global Labour University (Meldungen)
01.03.2014 >
Success stories in socially responsible public procurement
Success stories in socially responsible public procurement - Best Practices Report on socially responsible public procurement (Publikationen)
12.02.2014 > Financial Transaction Tax: Excluding Derivatives would gut the planned FTT - France is kow-towing to the financial sector’s demands, and is seeking to exempt derivatives from the tax. (Meldungen)
11.02.2014 >
Newsletter
Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" February 2014 - The 22nd issue deals with EU Reform Contracts, the new EU draft law on banking structure, European Long-term Investment Funds, MiFID, TTIP and the financial transaction tax. (Meldungen)
31.01.2014 >
Fact-sheet: European Long-term Investment Funds (ELTIF)
Fact-sheet: European Long-term Investment Funds (ELTIF) - The European Commission proposed a new type of funds, which intends to promote investments in public infrastructure and thereby fosters privatisation. (Meldungen)
30.01.2014 > Memorandum on the State of the EU Financial Reform Policy - (Meldungen)
12.12.2013 > Newsletter "EU Financial Reforms" December 2013 - The 21st issue deals with EU Reform Contracts, Tax Evasion and Money Laundering, TTIP, MiFID, Benchmarks and Long Term Investment Funds. (Meldungen)
27.11.2013 >
factsheet TTIP
Financial services in the planned EU-US trade agreement TTIP - Further liberalisation might put financial regulation at risk (Meldungen)
26.11.2013 >
Trade: time for a new vision
Trade: time for a new vision - The alternative Trade Mandate - Over 50 civil society groups demand a paradigm shift in EU trade and investment policies (Meldungen)
25.11.2013 >
Stop the Corporate Giveaway! A transatlantic plea for sanity in the EU-Canada CETA negotiations
Stop the Corporate Giveaway! A transatlantic plea for sanity in the EU-Canada CETA negotiations - Call upon European and Canadian governments to protest the inclusion of the extreme investor "rights” in the CETA. (Meldungen)
21.11.2013 >
Briefing paper: Automatic for the people
Briefing paper: Automatic for the people - This briefing paper deals with automatic information exchange, tax justice and developing countries (Meldungen)
12.11.2013 >
TTIP Crossborder Letter Re-release
TTIP Crossborder Letter Re-release - Nearly 100 organizations from Europe and the U.S. undersigned a letter to Presidents Obama, Barroso and Van Rompuy to outline ther critical position concerning the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). (Meldungen)
01.11.2013 >
Newsletter EU Financial Reforms 20
Newsletter EU Financial Reforms 20 - (Meldungen)
02.10.2013 >
Factsheet money laundering
Factsheet money laundering - WEED takes a look at the (inter)national problem of money laundering, the legal standards to fight it and their weaknesses. (Meldungen)
04.09.2013 >
Newsletter EU Financial Reforms 19
Newsletter EU Financial Reforms 19 - (Meldungen)
02.09.2013 >
Fixing the cracks in tax: a plan of action
Fixing the cracks in tax: a plan of action - In this policy brief, 34 organisations provide recommendations on the OECD Action Plan for the G20 to adress base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). (Meldungen)
12.08.2013 >
WEED introduces Electronics Watch - Improving working conditions in the global electronics industry
WEED introduces Electronics Watch - Improving working conditions in the global electronics industry - WEED and a number of European NGOs have partnered to embark on the formation of a consortium called Electronics Watch. The aim is to monitor working conditions in the global electronics industry to enable socially responsible public purchasing in Europe. (Meldungen)
24.07.2013 >
Letter to G20 on cross-border derivatives regulation
Letter to G20 on cross-border derivatives regulation - This letter by European and American NGOs urges the finance ministers of the G20 to ensure a high standard for cross-border derivatives regulation. (Meldungen)
23.07.2013 >
Tax Havens and the Taxation of Transnational Corporations
Tax Havens and the Taxation of Transnational Corporations - This briefing paper written by WEED for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, introduces into the discussion about tax avoidance by transnational corporations. (Meldungen)
02.05.2013 >
IT workers still pay the price for cheap computers
IT workers still pay the price for cheap computers - Report on Dell suppliers in China published by WEED-partners Danwatch and China Labor Watch (Publikationen)
31.03.2013 >
Factsheet: High-Frequency Trading
Factsheet: High-Frequency Trading - This factsheet introduces into the nature and relevance of high-frequency trading, explains the problems associated with it and the necessary regulation. (Meldungen)
30.03.2013 >
Memorandum on the State of the  EU Financial Reform Policy
Memorandum on the State of the EU Financial Reform Policy - The morandum gives an update on open EU financial reform issues such as banking, financial transaction tax, derivatives, and tax evasion. (Meldungen)
30.03.2013 >
Factsheet: The European Banking Union
Factsheet: The European Banking Union - This factsheet gives an overiew on the background, the function and the problems of the recently established European Banking Union. (Meldungen)
27.03.2013 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 17
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 17 - The 17th issue gives information on the euro crisis, the financial transaction tax and derivatives regulation. (Meldungen)
21.12.2012 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 16
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 16 - The special issue gives a end-of-year comment on important reform issues. (Meldungen)
06.11.2012 >
Good Practice in Socially Responsible Public Procurement
Good Practice in Socially Responsible Public Procurement - Approaches to verification from across Europe (Publikationen)
12.10.2012 >
"No, they can't!" - Potential and limits of the EU as a supranational state in the making, to reform finance and to overcome the crisis. - This paper makes a critical assesment of the financial reforms and options of the EU for resolving the crisis. (Meldungen)
03.10.2012 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 14
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 14 - Issues are the Eurozone crisis, the Financial Transaction Tax, the MiFID reform and food speculation, capital requirements for banks, tax evasion, and investment funds. (Meldungen)
06.07.2012 >
Special Issue Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 13
Special Issue Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 13 - Given the continuing crisis and EU decision-making, this issue solely reports on the results and impact of the EU Summit that took place on 28-29 June 2012. (Meldungen)
02.07.2012 >
Economic Partnership Agreements  - still pushing the wrong deal for Africa?
Economic Partnership Agreements - still pushing the wrong deal for Africa? - A briefing paper aimed at activists, civil society and Members of the European Parliament which explains the latest developments in EPA negotiations and the contentious issues for African governments. (Publikationen)
21.06.2012 >
Briefing paper: Back to fundamentals
Briefing paper: Back to fundamentals - Why position limits are needed to protect consumers, producers and businesses is explained in this paper by World Development Movement, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and WEED. (Meldungen)
13.06.2012 >
G20 balance - overestimated and underperforming
G20 balance - overestimated and underperforming - This paper makes a critical assessment of the G20 since the Pittsburgh summit. It comes to the conclusion that the G20 have not met the expectations. There are structural limits to the group's capacities, among others the conflicting geo-political interests of its memers. (Publikationen)
01.06.2012 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 12
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 12 - Issues are the Eurozone crisis, the Financial Transaction Tax, the MiFID reform and food speculation, capital requirements for banks, and the role of ESMA. (Meldungen)
22.05.2012 >
Verifying Social Responsibility in Supply Chains
Verifying Social Responsibility in Supply Chains - New practical and legal guidance for public procurers to ensure social responsibility in supply chains (Publikationen)
28.03.2012 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 11
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 11 - Issues are the Eurozone crisis, the Financial Transaction Tax, the MiFID reform and food speculation, and capital requirements for banks. (Publikationen)
15.02.2012 > Review of LEI papers - A critical review comment on LEI Wageningen University work on commodity prices and the role of speculation. (Meldungen)
09.02.2012 >
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 10
Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms No 10 - Issues are the dramatic crisis management in the Eurozone, the Financial Transaction Tax, the MiFID reform and food speculation, and credit rating agencies. (Meldungen)
25.01.2012 >
Study: Farming Money
Study: Farming Money - This study, co-published by WEED and coordinated by Friends of Earth Europa, explores how European banks and private finance profit from food speculation and land grab. (Publikationen)
22.12.2011 >
Factsheet: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and Regulation (MiFIR) (Download Factsheet_MiFID.pdf ca. 263 Kb)
Factsheet: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and Regulation (MiFIR) (Download Factsheet_MiFID.pdf ca. 263 Kb) - This factsheet gives an overview on the MiFID and its revision including the proposal for a new Markets in Financial Intruments Regulation (MiFIR). (Publikationen)
22.12.2011 >
Factsheet: Food Speculation
Factsheet: Food Speculation - This factsheet gives an overview on the debate about food speculation, and the regulatory discussion. (Publikationen)
16.12.2011 >
The EU at the Crossroads
The EU at the Crossroads - In this briefing paper, the different dimensions of the EU crisis and their interaction are analysed and key proposals for emancipatory alternatives suggested. (Publikationen)
14.11.2011 >
Presentation: New EU legislation on commodity derivatives
Presentation: New EU legislation on commodity derivatives - The presentation gives an overview on reform proposals by the European Commission for the Directives on Marktes in Financial Instruments (MiFID) and Market Abuse (MAD). (Meldungen)
31.10.2011 > Discussion Paper: Potential and Limits of the G-20 - The paper analyses governance structure, agenda and efficiency of the G20 and argues that its the potential to solve global problems is more limited than generally assumed. (Publikationen)
31.10.2011 > International Workshop on G20 - Nice 3rd November 2011 - Together with the Protestant Development Agency EED - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst - WEED organizes an international workshop on the G20 in the framework of the Peoples Summit in Nice. (Meldungen)
30.10.2011 > New Issue of Newsletter on EU Financial Reforms - Issues are the dramatic crisis management in the Eurozone, the new rescue package for Greece, the Financial Transaction Tax, food speculation and systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). (Meldungen)
20.10.2011 >
European Commission’s proposal for financial markets lacks teeth
European Commission’s proposal for financial markets lacks teeth - NGOs critizise the Commission's proposals for a revision of MiFID and the new Regulation MiFIR: More robust rules needed to tackle food speculation (Presse)
26.09.2011 > Breakthrough for FTT - The EU Commission has announced a directive on the FTT. The legislative process will start end of September, beginning of October. Here is a first analysis of the draft. (Meldungen)
16.09.2011 > New Issue of Newsletter on EU Financial Reform - The new issue of the newsletter deals with the crisis in the Euro zone and the implementation ot the new Basel-III capital requirements' for banks. (Publikationen)
17.08.2011 >
Case Study: Leather Sector in Kenya
Case Study: Leather Sector in Kenya - Developing the Leather Sector in Kenya through Export Taxes: The Benefits of Defying the EU (Publikationen)
11.08.2011 >
Short film
Short film "Food speculation" - This short film describes how food speculation works, what the dangers are, and what needs to be done. (Meldungen)
20.07.2011 > New Issue of Newsletter EU Financial Reform - The new issue of the newsletter deals with the crisis in the Euro zone, the role of credit rating agencies, the new approach to European Economic governance and the regulation of derivatives. Also in the new issue the state of the art of the process on the Financial Transaction Tax and as usual a calendar of events. (Publikationen)
05.07.2011 >
NGOs welcome EP vote as a first step to tackle excessive food speculation
NGOs welcome EP vote as a first step to tackle excessive food speculation - Today's vote in the ECON committee of the European Parliament has brought some progress in regulating commodity derivatives markets. (Presse)
01.06.2011 > Paper on the ECB by Marica Frangakis - This paper by Marica Frangakis (Poulatzas Institute Athens) gives an overview on the basics of the European Central Bank, its history, structure and mandate. It makes a critical assessment of the role of the ECB in the financial crisis and the crisis of the Euro-zone. It served as input for the WEED expert meeting on the ECB in April 2010 (Publikationen)
27.05.2011 > WEED-Report on the role of the European Central Bank in the crisis - The European Central Bank is one of the major players in the financial crisis and the crisis of the Euro-zone. However, civil society does not deal with the issue by now. The WEED report makes a critical assessment of the mandate and the structure of the ECB, analyses its role in the financial crisis and the crisis of the Euro-zone and discusses reform proposals. (Publikationen)
15.04.2011 >
The speculator’s bread: what is behind rising food prices?
The speculator’s bread: what is behind rising food prices? - Article by Markus Henn (WEED) on rising food prices and the role of financial speculation. (Meldungen)
12.04.2011 >
Expert meeting on the role of the ECB in the financial and Euro-zone crisis
Expert meeting on the role of the ECB in the financial and Euro-zone crisis - Discussing the role of the European Central Bank in a new financial architecture (Meldungen)
18.03.2011 > Statement as to whether or not the planned FTA between the EU, Peru and Colombia must be concluded as a mixed agreement - by Prof. Markus Krajewski, School of Law, Chair of Public Law and International Law at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Erlangen. (Meldungen)
17.03.2011 >
Migration in a Digital Age
Migration in a Digital Age - Migrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry: case studies on Jabil Circuit and Flextronics. (Publikationen)
17.03.2011 >
Brochure: Assessing the development impact of financial reforms
Brochure: Assessing the development impact of financial reforms - The new brochure evaluates the impact of EU and global financial reforms on sustainable development (Publikationen)
08.03.2011 >
Business Interests Before Human Rights
Business Interests Before Human Rights - Briefing paper: The EU Free Trade Agreement with Peru: Who benefits? (Publikationen)
07.03.2011 >
Financial Crisis & Development - Lesson Materials for Secondary Education
Financial Crisis & Development - Lesson Materials for Secondary Education - The material supports teachers who want address the link between financial crisis and development. It contains background information on the issue and working tools for students, incl. tests. The material has been developed by professionals for educational tools. It is based on the "Cross-Curricular Framework for Global Development Education" released by the German ministry for development. (Publikationen)
06.02.2011 >
Factsheets on EU's trade policy
Factsheets on EU's trade policy - 5 short briefings on EU's trade and investment policy: Protectionism; Trade and financial services; Trade and Decent Work; Global Europe Strategy; Need for democratisation. (Publikationen)
02.02.2011 > WEED submission to consultation on MiFID - WEED submits a response to the European Commissions public consultation on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. (Meldungen)
22.12.2010 >
Short film about the financial lobby and watered-down reform
Short film about the financial lobby and watered-down reform - The film "Between Friends" scrutinizes the aims of the financial lobby and collaboration between lobbyists and politicians. (Meldungen)
11.11.2010 > Factsheet on Basle III - New WEED-Factsheet on the reform of capital requirements - Basle III. A step in the right direction, but falling short of what is needed (Publikationen)
11.11.2010 > Newsletter: The G20 summit in Seoul - G20 edition: The november edition of the newsletter provides background information on the G20 summit that takes place on the 11-12 November 2010. (Meldungen)
09.11.2010 > PR: Tuesday 9th November 2010, the EU Commission launched the Communication "Trade, Growth and World Affairs. Trade Policy as a core component of the EU's 2020 strategy” [1]. - After the failure of the "Global Europe Strategy”, the new EU's 2020 trade strategy will reinforce the policies responsible for the economic, social and environmental crises. (Presse)
25.10.2010 >
Fighting Fire with Buckets. A Guide to EU Regulation of Finance
Fighting Fire with Buckets. A Guide to EU Regulation of Finance - The paper analyses the EU attempts to reform the financial sector. The different EU projects are presented and critically assessed. The structural problems of financial regulation at EU level are discussed. (40 pages) (Publikationen)
18.10.2010 >
Newsletter: EU Financial Reforms - Nr. 3
Newsletter: EU Financial Reforms - Nr. 3 - The third issue covers the directive on Alternative Investment Funds, supervision, derivatives, financial transactions tax, G20, as well as tax and development. (Meldungen)
17.10.2010 > Presentation: Develepment in the globalized context - The presentation explores the effect of globalization on development and the role of international trade and financial institutions. (Meldungen)
12.10.2010 > Letter to EU internal markets commissioner Barnier (English & Deutsch) - Ein Brief mehrerer NGOs an Binnemarktkommissar Barnier zur Kommissionsanhörung zu Lebensmittel- und Rohstoffderivaten am 21. September. (Meldungen)
08.10.2010 > FTT: The EU is manoeuvring - WEED comment on the new FTT Communication paper by the Commission: Commission gives up opposition to FTT, but adjourns its implementation till the cows come home. (Meldungen)
05.10.2010 >
Conference: Beyond free trade - Alternatives for decent work
Conference: Beyond free trade - Alternatives for decent work - A conference for European trade unions and civil society organisations in Brussels on 5-6 October (Meldungen)
13.09.2010 >
Women's labour migration in the context of globalisation
Women's labour migration in the context of globalisation - The report offers an introduction to important contemporary political analysis on the influence of globalisation on women`s work, mobility and empowerment. (Publikationen)
03.09.2010 > Factsheet: European Commission wants to block financial transaction tax - WEED disproves the arguments againts the FTT. The German Federal Government should promote the FTT at the ECOFIN-meeting on the 7th of September. (Publikationen)
23.07.2010 > Submission by WEED to the EU Consultation on Market Abuse - WEED has participated in public consultation on market abuse by the European Commission. In its statement, WEED especially urged for reforms of food and commodity markets. (Meldungen)
12.07.2010 > Submission by WEED to the EU Consultation on Derivatives - WEED has participated in public consultation on derivative markets by the European Commission. In its submission, WEED called for all derivatives to be traded on exchanges and be cleared by a central counterparty (CCP). (Meldungen)
12.07.2010 > Submission by WEED to the EU consultation on short selling - WEED has participated in public consultation on short selling by the European Commission. In its statement, WEED pointed at the high risk related to uncovered short selling. (Meldungen)
01.07.2010 >
Newsletter: EU Financial Reforms - Nr. 2
Newsletter: EU Financial Reforms - Nr. 2 - The second issue covers the directive on Alternative Investment Funds, supervision, derivatives, financial transactions tax, and tax and development. (Meldungen)
01.06.2010 > Brochure: Simply collateral damage? The financial crisis and the developing countries - This brochure deals with the consequences of the crisis in developing countries and makes proposals for reforms in the world financial system. (Publikationen)
18.05.2010 >
Broschüre: The Stress Test for Global Financial Governance (engl.)
Broschüre: The Stress Test for Global Financial Governance (engl.) - (Publikationen)
06.05.2010 >
Newsletter EU financial reforms - Nr. 1
Newsletter EU financial reforms - Nr. 1 - The first issue covers the directive on Alternative Investment Funds, supervision, derivatives, and financial transactions tax. (Meldungen)
24.04.2010 > Presentation: Ethics in Investment - Markus Henn from WEED introduces into the issue of ethical investment and how financial markets might become fairer and more sustainable. (Meldungen)
01.02.2010 > Infoblatt Projekt "Towards a Global Finance System at the Service of Sustainable Development" (englisch) - (Meldungen)
17.12.2009 > Message to Copenhagen: Finance Climate Protection by a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) - In Copenhagen the financing of climate protection arises as one of the biggest obstacles to the success of the summit. A FTT could provide the financial resources. (Publikationen)
27.11.2009 > EED-WEED-Briefing: Global Europe - EED/WEED-Briefing paper on the EU's "Global Europe" Trade agenda (Publikationen)
30.06.2009 > Towards a new Bretton Woods? - NEW! This text is a synopsis which analyzes the positions and proposals of international organizations, civil society and the private sector with regard to the financial crisis. (Publikationen)
03.06.2009 > Buy IT Fair (Download Buy-IT-Fair_EN.pdf ca. 1212 Kb) - Guideline for sustainable procurement of computers (Publikationen)
21.04.2009 > NEW! Alternatives to the Casino? - A Synopsis - This WEED background paper is a synopsis of the most important governmnental and civil society proposals on reforms of the financial system. (Meldungen)
30.03.2009 > Alternative ECOFIN, 30 March- 1 April, Prague, Czech Republic - The European ministers for economy and finance are meeting in Prague on April 2nd. Civil society is organising an alternative event. WEED is one of the co-organizers. (Meldungen)
21.02.2009 > Food speculation - Main factor for price bubble in 2008. - More ... (Publikationen)
21.12.2008 > Arbeitspapier: Coherence for Development? Development check of the financing activities of the European Investment Bank - Arbeitspapier zur Konferenz "Coherent for development?" vom 31.10.2008 in Berlin von WEED und "Counter Balance - Die Europäische Investitionsbank herausfordern!" (Publikationen)
17.11.2008 > International Workshop: "Financial Crash, Food Speculation & Development” - Church Development Service(an Association of the Protestant Churches in Germany) and WEED - World Economy, Ecology & Development Assoc. invites you to: International Workshop "Financial Crash, Food Speculation & Development” 17th November 2008, Berlin. (Meldungen)
31.10.2008 > Konferenz: Coherent for development? Development check of the financing activities of the European Investment Bank - WEED organisiert im Rahmen der Kampagne Counter Balance eine Konferenz, um die Aktivitäten der Europäischen Investitionsbank außerhalb der europäischen Union genauer unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Diskutiert werden u.a. Fragen der Kohärenz von EU Entwicklungspolitik und EIB-Projekten, welchen Beitrag die Projekte zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung, Armutsbekämpfung und Klimaschutz leisten und wie dieser Beitrag verbessert werden kann. (Meldungen)
15.10.2008 > Making Financial Markets Work for Development - An EED working paper for the International Follow-Up Conference To Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus in Doha, Qatar, Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2008 (Presse)
08.10.2008 >
Hintergrundinformation: poverty, climate and energy: the case against oil aid
Hintergrundinformation: poverty, climate and energy: the case against oil aid - Bericht zu den Hintergründen und Auswirkungen der steigenden Förderung fossiler Energieträger durch Multilaterale Entwicklungsbanken und Exportkreditagenturen - friends of the earth international; oil change international; world economy, ecology and development; jubilee south-ampdd (Publikationen)
08.09.2008 > Superstars In the Emperor's New Clothes - Hedge Funds & Private Equity Funds. What is at Stake? - This Briefing Paper analyzes the functioning of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds and their macro economic impact with special focus on developing countries. (Publikationen)
10.04.2008 > Civil Society Groups Oppose World Bank’s Proposed Climate Funds - Press Release by Bretton Woods Project * Campagna Per La Riforma Della Banca Mondiale Friends of the Earth-International * Oil Change International Third World Network * World Economy, Ecology & Development (Meldungen)
05.03.2008 > NGO Statement on the World Bank’s Proposed Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) - Numerous NGOs welcome efforts by governments and other parties at the international, national and local levels to combat climate change and protect natural forests in the tropics and beyond. But the role of the World Bank is seriously questioned in this regard. (Meldungen)
01.02.2008 >
New publication: On the eve of the EU-Africa-Summit - Creating a true and equal partnership?
New publication: On the eve of the EU-Africa-Summit - Creating a true and equal partnership? - Summary of an international conference on the state of EU Africa relations organised by WEED and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Meldungen)
15.12.2007 > Greenwashing - Although the World Bank and related institutions pay lip service to progressive climate policy, in practice, they continue to promote centralised, unsustainable infrastructures. All summed up, the World Bank is standing in the way of adequate policymaking. (Publikationen)
13.12.2007 >
The action 2
No World Bank Funding for Climate Change and Poverty - At the IDA replenishment meeting in Berlin, a broad coalition of environmental and development NGOs protests the harmful policy on energy and economic conditionalities of the World Bank. (Presse)
24.10.2007 > Arbitrary Expropriation Begins at Contested Ilisu Dam Site - Press Release by WEED, Berne Declaration, Eca-Watch Austria, Kurdish Human Rights Project, FERN, Amis de la Terre, BankTrack. (Presse)
05.10.2007 > International Conference: The European Union's Financing in the Energy Sector in Africa - Which role for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Infrastructure Partnership Trust Fund? (Meldungen)
27.09.2007 > Evaluation of conditions for Ilisu dam and their implementation: - NGO analysis shows that World Bank standards are grossly violated, conditions not met as expropriation starts. (Meldungen)
21.09.2007 > European and Korean social movements and civil society unite against the ‘Global Europe’ strategy and the South Korea-EU FTA - Civil Society Statement on the occasion of the EU-Korea free trade negotiations (Meldungen)
20.08.2007 > Neuerscheinung: Global Structural Policy for Africa's Development? - Taking a Hard Look at the EU Africa Strategy - Englischsprachige Dokumentation einer Tagung zur EU-Afrika-Strategie (Publikationen)
15.08.2007 > Non-governmental organisations condemn signing of the contracts for the Turkish Ilisu Dam - German DekaBank provides funding - Irregularities at beginning expropriation in reservoir area (Presse)
07.06.2007 > Studie: War and Occupation in Iraq - Gemeinsame Studie von Global Policy Forum, WEED und anderen NGOs zur Bilanz internationaler Rechtsverstösse durch die USA und ihre Alliierten im Irak seit Beginn des Krieges (Publikationen)
01.06.2007 > WEED releases fact sheets for G8-Summit in Heiligendamm - On the occasion of the G8-Summit, WEED released several fact sheets on summit topics. The fact sheets are aimed at briefly and concisely informing about G8-relevant topics and providing critical analyses. (Meldungen)
24.05.2007 > Banks warned to stay out of Ilisu. Further uncertainties around export credit guarantees. - Press Release by BankTrack and WEED, 24 May 2007 (Presse)
20.05.2007 > Demonstration against Ilisu dam in Hasankeyf - (Meldungen)
15.05.2007 > Internal minutes reveal: Iraq and Syria were not consulted on Ilisu dam. - (Meldungen)
25.04.2007 > Iraq denies approving Ilisu Dam. Germany, Switzerland and Austria in potential violation of international law - Press Release by The Corner House and The Kurdish Human Rights Project. (Meldungen)
26.03.2007 > German NGOs criticize approval of export credit guarantee for Turkish Ilisu dam - Ilisu dam: Non-governmental organizations criticize German approval of export credit guarantee for Turkish Ilisu dam (Presse)
14.03.2007 > Ilisu Dam Opponents Occupy Brandenburg Gate in Berlin - (Meldungen)
02.02.2007 > No Public Guarantees for Environmental Degradation and Displacement! - Press release on demonstration against export credit guarantees for Turkish Ilisu dam (Presse)
01.02.2007 > Stop Unfair Trade Deals between Europe and ACP Countries - Offener Brief von über 180 europäischen NROs an die Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (Meldungen)
09.01.2007 > FORWARD WITH THE STRUGGLE TO STOP THE EPAs - Declaration of the 9th Annual Meeting of the Africa Trade Network, Accra, December 2006 (Meldungen)
31.12.2006 > World Economy & Development In Brief - Please find here the current issue of World Economy & Development In Brief (WDEV) and new website articles (Publikationen)
08.12.2006 > Secretive Decision on Hermes guarantee for Ilisu dam - Non-governmental organisations condemn German government’s 'approval in principle’ for highly controversial Ilisu dam in Southeast Turkey (Presse)
29.11.2006 > The New Financial Architecture - a Ruin? - The presentations of the speakers on the conference "The New Financial Architecture - a Ruin?" in Berlin on 29th-30th November 2006 are now available online. (Meldungen)
30.10.2006 > New study on Tobin-Tax: "A Euro Solution" - A new study prooves: the tobin tax is ready to be implemented in the European Union. It can be downloaded here. (Meldungen)
05.10.2006 > Development Compatibility of EPAS - A critical civil society review of the EU-ACP negotiations on Regional Free Trade Agreements - International Conference in Bonn (Meldungen)
28.07.2006 > Brasilia Conference on Innovative Financing for Development and Plenary session of the Pilot Group on Innovative Financial Mechanisms. 6&7 July 2006 - Find a short summary here and download the pdf file (Meldungen)
28.04.2006 > World Economy & Development In Brief Is Out - The first issue (Apr-May 2006) of the new English information service "World Economy & Development In Brief" contents ... (Publikationen)
25.04.2006 > Global Structural Policy for Africa’s Development? - The European Union’s strategy on Africa examined - report from an international conference by terre des hommes, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and WEED (Meldungen)
30.03.2006 > A GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION TO STOP Economic Partnership Agreements - Policy statement concluded by civil society organisations involved in the StopEPA campaign on EU ACP Economic Partnership Agreements (Meldungen)
03.03.2006 > Results of the conference "Innovative Instruments for Financing Development", Paris 28.02/01.03.06 - The conference produced a new dynamic for the process of "Innovative Instruments for Financing Development”. Even though we can’t call it a breakthrough yet - the commitment of the other big industry nations is still too small - there is progress... (Meldungen)
19.02.2006 > English WEED Ilisu Update Feb. 2006 - New Ilisu Update: The construction of the contentious Ilisu dam in Southeast Turkey is being pushed ahead! (Publikationen)
15.02.2006 > New Study on the Tobin Tax (CTT) +++ Neue Studie zur Tobinsteuer (CTT) - "Ready for Implementation", under this title WEED has published a new study on the Currency Transaction Tax (CTT). The authors discuss advanced economic, legal and technical aspects of a CTT and show its feasibility and desirability... (Meldungen)
08.02.2006 > In Whose Interest? - The European Investment Bank (EIB) in the South (Publikationen)
03.02.2006 > New publication: Making EPAs work for the Poor - Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Political Alternatives (Publikationen)
13.12.2005 >
The Seattle to Brussels Network
Start of Summit Press Conference with WEED and other European NGOs - Europe’s corporate trade agenda for Hong Kong: Opening Press Conference, TUESDAY 13 December (1 p.m.), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, NGO centre, room 409 (Presse)
02.12.2005 > Internationale Konferenz: Globalisierung von Finanzdienstleistungen - Im Vorfeld der WTO-Ministerkonferenz organisiert Weed eine internationale Konferenz, die sich mit der globalen Expansion von Banken, Versicherungen und Investmentfonds auseinandersetzt. Sie findet vom 2. bis 4. Dezember 2005 im Gustav-Stresemann-Institut in Bonn statt. (Meldungen)
10.11.2005 > Materialsammlung: Internationale Handelspolitik zwischen Multi- und Bilateralismus - Eine Sammlung von Materialien, Dokumenten und Links zur gegenwärtigen Situation der Internationalen Handelspolitik zwischen Multilateralismus und Bilateralismus (Publikationen)
10.11.2005 > Civilian Perspective or Security Strategy? - European Development Policy Confronting New Challenges in Foreign and Security Policy. (Publikationen)
21.10.2005 > Free Trade as a Means for Poverty Eradication? - Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Political Alternatives (Meldungen)
28.07.2005 > Stop the EU’s Corporate Trade Agenda! - A briefing by the Seattle-to-Brussels network (Meldungen)
28.07.2005 > Workshop: Economic Partnership Agreements and the WTO - What’s at stake for the ACP? (Meldungen)
27.07.2005 > Workshop: Trade Policy between Multi- & Bilateralism - A look at the EU, Brazil and Ghana (Meldungen)
03.07.2005 > Stamp Out Poverty - Tax the Banks - seminar/workshop at the G8 counter-conference, Sunday 3 July 2005, 10.00 - 11.45am Adam House 1, Chamber Street, Edinburgh (Meldungen)
22.06.2005 > Unlimited Expansions? International Seminar on Financial Services Liberalisation (22./23.06.2005) - International Seminar on the Consequences of Financial Services Liberalisation for Developing Countries (Meldungen)
07.06.2005 > New WEED-Paper: International Taxation - Regulating Globalisation - Financing Development, by Peter Wahl (Publikationen)
01.01.2005 > WEED Mission Statement - FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF GLOBALISATION! (Meldungen)
22.12.2004 > New Publication on the World Bank's Water Policy - King Customer? The World Bank's "new" Water Policy and its Implementation in India and Sri Lanka, Uwe Hoering and Ann Kathrin Schneider, edited by Bread for the World and WEED, 39 pages, full version and summary can be downloaded free of charge (Publikationen)
20.10.2004 > Neues Arbeitspapier des Seattle-2-Brussels-Network erschienen - Das europäische AktivistInnen-Netzwerk Seattle 2 Brussels hat eine Broschüre über aktuelle Tendenzen der Welthandelspolitik veröffentlicht. (Publikationen)
05.10.2004 > Watch out beyond the WTO: The EU’s aggressive multi-level trade agenda - Englischsprachiger Artikel zur aggressiven Mehrebene-Strategie der EU in multilateralen und bilateralen Verhandlungen mit Entwicklungsländern (Publikationen)
16.08.2004 > Indische NGOs fordern die Weltbank auf, ihre neue Länderstrategie zurück zu nehmen - Über 20 indische NGOs kritisieren die Weltbank aufs Schärfste (Meldungen)
29.06.2004 > Making the European Investment Bank work for Development - Expert Workshop: The EIBs Responsibility towards EU and International Environmental Policies (Meldungen)
07.06.2004 > Weltbank plant die Schwächung ihrer Umweltstandards - Mit der Verabschiedung einer neuen Strategie für Mitteleinkommensländer plant die Weltbank, die sozialen und ökologischen Standards ihrer Kreditvergabe zu schwächen. (Meldungen)
23.04.2004 > Why the EU Approach to Regional Trade Negotiations With Developing Countries is Bad for Development - Briefing Paper on the EPA negotiations between EU and ACP countries within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement (Publikationen)
15.04.2004 > Human Security and Transnational Corporations - The Entanglement of Transnational Corporations in Wars, Human Rights Violations and Tax Evasion (Publikationen)
31.03.2004 > New ACP-EU Trade Arrangements: New Barriers to Eradicating Poverty? - Study by GAWU, DHS, CIECA, ADEID, GRAPAD and EUROSTEP (Publikationen)
10.03.2004 > Effectively Investing in Water and Sanitation in ACP Countries - NGO Response on the Establishment of an EU Water Facility (Meldungen)
17.11.2003 > The World Bank in India: good governance? - The current world bank policy in India (Meldungen)
13.11.2003 > Between poverty reduction and macroeconomic stability - PRS - Structural adjustment under a new name? (Publikationen)
10.10.2003 > Panacea PPP - Public Private Partnerships in German Development Co-operation - Executive Summary of a WEED working paper (Publikationen)
23.09.2003 > A Difficult Start for Cotonou - One Year of Negotiations on new EU-ACP Regional Trade Agreements (Meldungen)
05.09.2003 > Financial Services in the WTO: A License to Cash In? - Working Paper by Isabel Lipke and Myriam Vander Stichele (Publikationen)
03.09.2003 > Call to Cancún: Halt the GATS negotiations. Take essential services, such as water, out of the WTO. - Civil Society Submission to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) 5th Ministerial Conference in Cancun, 10-14 September 2003 (Meldungen)
16.05.2003 > Did the G8 drop the debt - Neuer Report über Schulden und G8 in englischer Sprache (Publikationen)
25.02.2003 > Negotiations on new ACP-EU trade - NGO-Brief an Pascal Lamy aus Anlass des 4. Treffens der EU-AKP Handelsminister in St. Lucia (Publikationen)
01.12.2002 > Lessons Learned? The Impact of Trade Liberalisation Policies on Countries and Regions in the South - A Collection of Evidence (Publikationen)
01.06.2002 > The Cotonou Agreement - New Perspektive for European Trade Policy? - Documentation
International Conference in Preparation of the Negotiations between the EU and ACP Countries on Regional Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreements (Publikationen)
01.02.2002 > Impacts of trade and investment liberalisation in ACP countries - Preparation for the negotiations between the EU and ACP countries on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
Workshop organised by terre des hommes and WEED, in co-operation with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Publikationen)
01.11.2001 > Rev. Moon and the United Nations: A challenge for the NGO community - Background Paper by Harold Paine and Birgit Gratzer (Publikationen)
10.07.2001 > GATS and Democracy - A Joint Publication of the Seattle to Brussels Network (Publikationen)
03.05.2001 > New World Conferences: New prospects for global environment and development financing? - Prospects for breaking new ground in financing. Article by Barbara Unmüßig (Publikationen)
01.06.2000 > GATS and e-commerce: The Service Negotiations in the WTO - Edited by the German NGO Forum Environment & Development (Publikationen)
15.05.2000 > Background Paper on the ACP-EU Negotiations on the Future of the Lomé Convention - 3. Edition (Publikationen)
14.11.1999 > EU 'Global Player' - The North-South Policy of the European Union (Publikationen)
01.07.1999 > Farewell to Lomé? The Impact of Neo-Liberal EU Policies on the ACP Countries - Englische Dokumentation einer internationalen Tagung von WEED, terre des hommes und der Koordination Südliches Afrika im April 1999 (Publikationen)
25.04.1999 > Aspects of a Future Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the ACP States - Conclusions and Recommendations from the International Conference "Farewell to Lomé?" (Königswinter/ Germany, April 23-25, 1999) (Publikationen)
28.11.1998 > NGO Access at the UN - Article on the website of the Global Policy Forum. By James A. Paul, Executive Director (Publikationen)
29.04.1998 > CALL OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE REFORM OF EXPORT CREDIT AND INVESTMENT INSURANCE AGENCIES - (Publikationen)