Clear commitment is essential in the European Parliament elections (22-25 May)
The negotiations of the free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union (TTIP) are symptomatic: held almost in camera and with intensive "advice" from the business lobby, new rules are to be established for "non-tariff barriers" - including labour conditions, environmental standards, food standards or the conditions in awarding government tenders.
Heinz Fischer a. Manfred Pils (r.) Photo: Peter Lechner
A few days ago, Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria and Naturefriend, was presented with the Alois Rohrauer Commemorative Pin by NFI President Manfred Pils, in appreciation of services rendered to the Naturefriends movement.
NFI EU Policy Office is the ears, voice and eyes of Naturefriends in Brussels. Brussels- Info is to inform Naturefriends about the work of the NFI EU Policy Office as well as about policy developments at EU level.
Human rights issues are not only relevant to the international political arena and for public awareness, they are also becoming increasingly important in business management. This also applies to the tourism sector. More and more tour operators deal with the question of how they can actively respect human rights throughout their business activities.
Every year 100 billion plastic bags are used in the EU, around 200 bags for every EU citizen. Only a small percentage of these are recycled, meaning literally billions end in rubbish dumps or in our seas, rivers and lakes or littering streets and the countryside.