By Nicholas Edwards, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Directorate, and Adrian Savin, Regulation of Markets and Competitive Economy Directorate

In times of crisis, the need for information and first assessment is high while the availability of data, comprehensive insights and fact-based feedback is low. Public auditors are keen to address…

Interview with Leo Brincat, ECA Member

Unlike at the European Commission, where there is a Commissioner for Crisis Management, the responsibilities in this area at the ECA are not as clear‑cut. Not only between ECA Members, but also between audit chambers, and this has been even more obvious since the COVID‑19 crisis began affecting the work…

Interview with Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director of Friendship

Whoever you talk to in the humanitarian aid field, they all confirm that Non Governmental Organisations are essential to get disaster aid implemented on the ground. Many of us know of international NGOs such as the Red Cross organisations (see page 48), Médecins sans Frontières or the International Rescue Committee…

Interview with Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management

Disasters can strike anywhere in the world, any day and at any time. The challenge with each crisis is to analyse quickly what has happened, if anyone or how many have been affected and what needs to be done. The European Union and, more specifically, the European Commission, plays an…

Interview with Ramesh Rajasingham, UN Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

When it comes to humanitarian and disaster aid, many will turn for help to UN organisations to provide the first relief activities that are beyond the relief capacity of national authorities alone. This requires not only appropriate means and funding, but also organisational strength, coordination, diplomacy and commitment to help…

By Harriet Bradley and Ariel Brunner, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

Climate change and biodiversity loss are twin crises. The need to address them together is confirmed by many scientific reports on the two issues. This is also reflected in the European Commission’s European Green Deal, with one of its…

By Diana Lenzi, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)

The Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs (CEJA) is the EU’s main interest group for young farmers and has considerable interest in a CAP that will help them realise their ambitions in agriculture. CEJA presents itself as a forum for dialogue between…

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