Friday 15. December 2017
#205 - June 2017
European Union

France chooses Europe

Emmanuel Macron, France's independent presidential candidate, waves while speaking to supporters after the first round of the French presidential election in Paris on April 23, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Christophe Morin.

The European anthem “Ode to Joy” resounded as newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron walked into the Louvre courtyard to address his supporters. In Brussels, this election result was greeted with huge relief.

Eglise Catholique

A dynamic and multicultural European identity

It is Pope Francis, a non-European, who bluntly states that there is a clear European identity. This is an affirmation that will surprise more than one European!  At a time when Europe is looking for a new lease of life, it may be worthwhile to be inspired by what an outsider detects in our own history.

UK Parliament

Getting together one year on: Celebrating the memory of British MP Jo Cox

June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.

Catholic Church

Egypt: A Call for Openness

A pastoral and political visit by Pope Francis to Egypt between the 28 and 29 April 2017.

European Commission

European Pillar of Social Rights – Juncker seeks consensus on new direction for EU social policy

The European Pillar of Social Rights aims to address the growing social and economic divergence in the EU. The European Commission presented its recommendations at the end of April and is now hoping for support at the highest political level.

European External Action Service

Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace & the EU

How can the EU contribute more proactively to the development of nonviolent strategies? Can it help forge an alternative style of politics when responding to conflicts and violence?

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