Politics of the European Union too often have damaging consequences for developing countries. Fair Politics EU wants to give developing countries a fair chance at development. - Fair Politics NOW!
End of an era
Since 2008, Fair Politics has been ranking the efforts of EU politicians for coherency and fair politics. Every time MEPs pay attention to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) with actions, such as parliamentary questions, reports, opinions and their amendments, they were rewarded with points through the Fair Politics monitoring system. The Member of Parliament who earns the most points at the end of the parliamentary year was awarded with the famous ‘Fair Politician of the Year’ Award. - 11-11-2016
Lola Sánchez Caldentey fairest MEP of 2015-2016
Lola Sánchez Caldentey (GUE/NGL) won the ‘Fair Politician of the Year’ Award 2015-2016. Among the 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Sánchez Caldentey paid the most attention to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) and put the most effort into enhancing Fair Politics. She focused on themes such as TTIP, tax evasion and corporate social responsibility. - 08-07-2016
Fairer ACP-EU relations in the future
Norbert Neuser (S&D), member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, wrote a draft report about the ACP-EU relations beyond 2020. In his draft report Neuser pleas for a new agreement which considers a central role for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and more human and environmentally friendly Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). - 08-07-2016