The G8 meeting at Camp David will focus on food security and advancing political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, while the debate over solutions to the eurozone crisis will largely shift to the G20 forum, says CFR's Terra Lawson-Remer.
Martin Wolf argues that François Hollande can put the eurozone back on a path to prosperity by shifting German leaders' focus away from austerity and toward reforms coupled with symmetric adjustment of the monetary union's internal imbalances.
The Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children was adopted on November 23, 2006 by the EU and African states. The EU says, "It aims at developing co-operation, best practices and mechanisms to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings between the European Union and the African Union. The Action Plan takes a holistic human rights approach and includes measures also to protect the victims and prosecute the traffickers."
Authors: Leon Bettendorf, Michael Devereux, Simon Loretz, and Albert van der Horst
The European Commission has launched proposals to radically reform corporate income tax in the EU with a system known as the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax base. This column in Voxsuggests that this reform would have significant effects on individual member states, but only small effects at the aggregate level in terms of employment, GDP and efficiency.
Anti-Germany protests in Athens have highlighted the country's complicated role as de facto leader of Europe while raising concerns about the continent's ability to advance difficult solutions to the sovereign debt crisis.
The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path toward European integration, continues to struggle with the effects of its sovereign debt crises and their implications for the future of the common currency.
Charles A. Kupchan says internal renewal is vital to the West's future strength, but moreover, even if the West is able to regain its internal vitality and enlarge its footprint, it will still have to manage the transition to a world with multiple centers of power.
After EU Council summit talks in Brussels, at which France and Germany urged EU member states to overhaul EU treaties in an attempt to remedy the debt crisis, the UK opted out, citing the proposed financial services tax. The 17 Eurozone members and six other states agreed instead on this pact, reached on December 9, 2011, without the UK's participation.
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