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Post 2015 Development Agenda debate on MoI: To annex or not to annex FfD3 outcome, that is the question

Submitted by Bhumika Muchhala on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:12

Post-2015 development agenda debate on Means of Implementation (Part 1 of 2): To annex or not to annex FfD3 outcome, that is the question

By Bhumika Muchhala | The Post-2015 development agenda debate on means of implementation (MoI) pits the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) against the Financing for Development Addis outcome document at the final scheduled negotiations taking place in New York (20 to 31 July 2015).

The Hidden Truths Behind the Greek Drama

Submitted by Roberto Savio on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:11

by Roberto Savio | Greece was the civilization where drama and farce were established as forms of theatre. The negotiations with the Eurozone were a drama for the Greek people, and a farce for the European leaders. In fact, it is a dramatic for all, that this brings to an end of the most radical dream after the Second World War.

Let us see why. It will be a little long, but without examining a little history it is impossible to understand how we came to this situation.

The Time for Interpreting Kenya's Pragmatic Outlook has Come

Submitted by The Wooden Stool on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:53

By Leonard Wanyama | Concluding his article in the Sunday Nation of 7th of June 2015, Why Kenya's Regional Powerhouse Status Is under Serious Threat, Professor Karuti Kanyinga stated that the energies required of the Jubilee Administration for regional leadership are being consumed by an inconsistency of development action and institutional corruption. My opinion sees his viewpoint as an assertion on governance challenges rather than failures in external relations.

FFD3 Outcome Document adopted without intergovernmental tax body or new financial commitments

Submitted by Bhumika Muchhala on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 15:10

by Bhumika Muchhala and Ranja Sengupta, Third World Network

The Third Conference on Financing for Development: Outcome document adopted without intergovernmental tax body or new financial commitments

Negotiations conclude in bad faith as developed countries reject final hour proposals for improvements to the UN tax committee, let alone a global tax body.

Immigration, Myths and the Irresponsibility of Europe

Submitted by Roberto Savio on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:34

ROME, Jun (IPS) - With little fanfare, the German IFO Institute for Economic Research recently published a report on population projections for Germany which states simply that the country's population is shrinking fast.

The country has lost 1.5 million inhabitants since the last census in 2011 and it is estimated that it will have fallen from the 82.5 million in 2003 to 66 million in 2060, when Great Britain (if it still exists as such), will be the most populated country in Europe.

Pillar of Neoliberal Thinking is Vacillating

Submitted by Roberto Savio on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:05

ROME, Apr 20 2015 (IPS) - This month’s World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) only confirms that consequences of the collapse of the financial system, which started six years ago, are serious. And they are accentuated by the aging of the population, not only in Europe but also in Asia, the slowing of productivity and weak private investment.

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