Friday 17. November 2017
#206 - July-August 2017
European Council

Hopes for the Estonian Presidency of the European Union

In the face of Estonia assuming the half-yearly Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the 1 July, Mgr Phillipe Jourdan, bishop of Tallin, shares his thoughts with us.

European Union

Europe needs a rethink!

Friedhelm Hengsbach, Professor Emeritus in Christian Social Sciences, raises critical objections to the concepts of “core Europe” and “two-speed Europe”.

European Commission

Financial Transaction Tax: Has the Time Come?

The FTT has been under discussion for more than 5 years now. After such a long process, will an agreement be reached or will it fall at the last hurdle?

 

European External Action Service

Refugees in Greece: Hope in the heart of a morass

Fourteen months ago, an agreement between the EU and Turkey put a stop to the arrival of masses of refugees in Greece and Europe. The refugee situation in Greece is still challenging.

European Commission

Is a robot a person?

Pushed by the challenges of rapid technological progress - and indeed by some interested parties - the issue of robotics and artificial intelligence is becoming a trendy subject in "boring" Brussels.

United Nations

The UN Ocean Conference: an important step for humanity in motion

The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans took place in June. It represents a major turning point in mobilising the international community to act to protect marine life, especially in the high seas.

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