Sunday 22. October 2017
Regional Policy

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

Editorial

When the sky above la Manche is clear, the UK coast can be spotted from the northern coast of France. Thirty-four kilometres separate the white cliff of Dungeness from continental Europe; a distance that after the vote on Brexit, weighs like a rock in the thoughts of those who believe in the European dream.

Impacts of digitisation on employment in Europe

EU Commission

The full impact of digitalisation on jobs is uncertain. The EU needs to focus on developing skills for the digital age argues Martin Ulbrich.

 

Stuck in the Doldrums - EU-Africa Trade Deals

European External Action Service

The blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed arrangements are based on an economic paradigm that fails to deliver authentically sustainable development, argues Henry Longbottom SJ.

Remodelling the united Europe project

European Commission

European construction is already underway, with France and Germany acting as driving forces. If this remodelling is to be sustainable however, other conditions must also be addressed.

Questions about Brexit

European Commission

Brexit is and will remain an important event in European history, but there are still many unresolved issues and questions that need an answer. Mgr. Patrick H. Daly, COMECE Former General Secretary, makes the point of the situation.

Refugees in Greece: Hope in the heart of a morass

European External Action Service

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.

Youth Guarantee to combat youth unemployment – but will it?

European Commission

For several years, the high youth unemployment figures have posed major challenges for decision-makers at EU and Member State level. Accordingly, there are high expectations for the Youth Guarantee.

The new ‘Copernicus’ Earth observation programme

European Commission

Since the beginning of April, Sentinel-1A, the first of a series of Copernicus satellites, has been orbiting in space and making long-range environmental monitoring possible. It is part of ‘Copernicus’, the new European Flagship Programme.

New perspectives for the ECB

European Central Bank

Now that the worst of the debt crisis is over, the ECB is once more in the news. The fragile growth that is being generated in Europe may have come up against a surprising obstacle: deflation.

A step towards a more social Europe?

European Commission

“European economic governance needs to be balanced by a social dimension,”stated representatives of the Churches in Europe at a meeting with the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin on 8 March.

European Cohesion Policy : The Role of Church actors

COMECE

This theme has recently been developed in a Joint Position paper by the Secretariat of COMECE with the special contributions of the Kommissariat of the German Bishops and its ecumenical partners.

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