What are the long-term consequences of a younger generation being excluded from the job market? Recognising the problems associated with such exclusion, the Church must strive with hope and generosity to help young people who are unemployed, says Archbishop Juan José Omella i Omella, in an interview with EuropeInfos.
The Europe-wide debate on the banning of the burqa has divided public opinion. Christian Rutishauser, Provincial of the Swiss Jesuits, poses some fundamental questions about what religious symbols stand for.
The humanitarian crisis opens up a number of opportunities. In a position paper, the European Office for Catholic Youth and Adult Education calls for expansion of EU programmes and the political framework to support the integration of refugees in Europe.
In the recent regional elections in France, the ballot results revealed an unprecedented surge of support for the National Front (FN) party. France therefore joins the growing ranks of other European countries which over the past few years have also experienced the rise of the far right. Jérôme Vignon, President of Semaines Sociales de France, comments.
The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
> 15-16 June A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.