Posted by: comconcord | May 2, 2009

Ask your representatives to stop corruption

stop corruptionIn 2006, exports of oil and minerals from Africa were worth roughly $249 billion, nearly six times the value of international aid. If used properly, this huge transfer of wealth could be one of the best chances in a generation to lift many of the world’s poorest and most dispossessed citizens out of poverty. Yet in many resource-rich countries corruption in the natural resource sector has led directly to conflict, human rights abuses and a worsening of inequality and poverty”.


As a citizen of the European Union, I urge the European Commission and Member States to propose legislation and to come forward with mechanisms to fight corruption in general and in particular in EU relations with third countries.

Ask the candidates and the Members of the European Parliament newly elected to put pressure on their government and the European institutions to make this happen.


Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: