Thursday 17. August 2017
Church in Europe

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

European Union

Asylum reform: Death of refugee protection by a thousand cuts?

Responding to the proposed package of reform to the Common European Asylum System, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe (JRS Europe) has issued a Working Paper to encourage public debate about the treatment of refugees in the EU.

United States

Refugees and Muslim-Christian relations: A call for bridges not walls

In the wake of President Trump's executive order on immigration, and to mark UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, Thomas H. Smolich SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Imam Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini, president the Italian Islamic Religious Community (COREIS), released a joint statement.

Justice & Peace Europe

Europe at the Crossroads Justice & Peace Europe’s Concerted Action 2017

Europe’s institutions are currently treading water while civil society occupies the high ground. This trend is mirrored by the 2017 strategy “Europe at the Crossroads” adopted by the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions.

NATO

Europe and NATO in a changing security situation

Over the past few months, the role of NATO has come under the spotlight. Assessing the changing security context in which Europe finds itself, NATO official Stephan Miller examines NATO’s capacity for promoting stability.

European Union

The Rome Treaties, a successful story of friendship and perseverance

Back in 1957, what shape was united Europe going to take? What was the mindset of the leaders of Europe at that time ?

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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