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Background document: AgriCulture / Food Security / Fair Trade

At the moment international agriculture policies are dominated by trade concerns. Instead, we need a new regional approach which focuses on farming and food security as well as social policies. WTO trade agreements should not undermine national legislation in these fields. (pdf)
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Towards a Real European Policy on Immigration and Asylum

For decades EU states have tried to reduce the number of immigrants - both asylum seekers and labour immigrants - to a minimum. They failed neglecting the fact that all migration is a natural phenomenon. We call for a fair regulation of migration into the EU which fully respects human rights.
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WTO and corporate globalisation - a background paper

How do sustainability and globalisation fit together? Who actually rules the world? This comprehensive document answers questions like these and informs you in detail about the winners and losers of the present world trade system. It assesses all relevant trade issues from a Green perspective.