Thank you Ms Mogherini, but we need concrete steps on funding and fairness

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Global Intern Coalition statement on EU High Representative Mogherini’s response to EU Ombudsman ruling against unpaid internships in EEAS delegations After a long battle and protests from interns, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has responded to the EU Ombudsman’s demand that unpaid traineeships in EU external delegations must end. The Global Intern Coalition, along with its member organisations and partners (see list below), welcomes this acknowledgment that unpaid traineeships are damaging and unfair. In a positive first step, High Representative Mogherini agrees that there are concerns about discrimination, and announces plans to request new funding and create a paid traineeship […]