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Ridge walking on the debt mountain

Ridge walking on the debt mountain

Many poor developing countries are suffering under a huge mountain of debt. Consequently, the UN is at long last discussing a regulated debt restructuring procedure. Switzerland is slowing things down. ...>>

Fossil fuels – it's all about money

Fossil fuels – it's all about money

The pivotal question in the climate negotiations is how to cut CO₂ emissions in individual countries quickly and effectively. Even more crucial would be not exploiting fossil fuel reserves in the first place. ...>>

Financing for development – a hot button issue

Financing for development – a hot button issue

The third conference on Financing for Development will take place in Addis Ababa in July. Poor countries are hoping for concrete outcomes as to the funding of the global Post-2015 Agenda. ...>>

CETA: Carte blanche for the private sector?

CETA: Carte blanche for the private sector?

States are to have less regulatory powers, whereas foreign investors will be able to file suits against legislative changes. The new free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is alarming. ...>>

Stock corporation law: Action, not words!

Stock corporation law: Action, not words!

The revision of Swiss stock corporation law submitted by the Federal Council remains insufficient. Transparency, respect for human rights and environmental standards should be given greater importance. ...>>

Think rather than pause

Think rather than pause

After the fiasco of the "Energy rather than VAT" initiative, leading politicians are calling on the Government to "pause for thought". A few ideas on the matter, ahead of time. ...>>

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The electronic newsletter informs you quarterly on new editions of Alliance Sud News and new articles on the website. ...>>

ASN 81 Cover

Alliance Sud News is published quarterly and offers a wide range of commentary and critical analyses of Swiss development policy related to poor countries and their population. >>>

 
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