Glopolis is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which focuses on the analysis of economic globalization, trade, development, agriculture and climate change.
In January 2009 ActionAid and its partners Glopolis and Peuples Solidaires braved the cold streets of Europe to ask passers-by „Why vote in the European elections“?
The reponses were a mixed bag of „hmmms“ „haaaas“ and „please dont ask me thats“.
But when asked if they knew that the EU was the biggest donor of aid and that the Parliament plays a major role in monitoring this aid, many thought again.
As one person said If more people realised that [the EU] had an aid dimension and not just how food is labelled and the little stuff...people would be enthusiastic about voting for the European Parliament.
This is a call to the citizens of Europe.
The EU plays a significant role in fighting poverty in poor countries.
Members of the European Parliament are responsible for ensuring that EU policies - such as those on aid - are really working for the poor.
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