Thursday 18. October 2018
Fundamental rights

1918, a phony end to the war

European Union

Reconciliation between peoples was made difficult by the magnitude of the losses, with 10 million dead. What role did the Catholic church play in the peace efforts?

The humanitarian consequences of War

ICRC
STC335786 Red Cross men in the trenches attending to a wounded man, 1916 (sepia photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: During the Somme Offensive, July-November 1916;); The Stapleton Collection; English,  it i

The Great War is still perceived today as a sheer military confrontation. However, it largely affected the civilian populations too and profoundly changed the nature of humanitarian activities.

Internet Governance: how to put the person at the centre ?

European Commission

The internet is driving changes around the world, improving communications between people and driving the digital economy. Cristina Monti (DG Connect) explains how the EU Commisison intends to shape the evolution and use of the internet.

Citizens’ control of finance

European Union

Ten years after the financial crisis of 2008, and ten months before the European elections, the Secours Catholique-Caritas France organisation has published its report “Finance to Citizens”, in which it proposes an ambitious array of reforms designed to ensure that finance serves the public interest.

Catholics engaging in politics

Church in Europe

Italian Catholics were recently invited by Pope Francis to be more engaged in politics. Matteo Truffelli, President of the Azione Cattolica Italiana Movement, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, shares his thoughts on the need to engage in the common good in Europe.

A ban on circumcision?

Iceland

A draft law that proposes a ban on circumcision was presented to the Icelandic parliament before ultimately being withdrawn. However, similar proposals are being considered in several regions of Europe. This would be a violation of the European and international laws ensuring religious freedoms, according to Grégor Puppinck.

Christians in the European debate

Church in Europe

European Christian associations, coming together under the banner of IXE (The Initiative of Christians for Europe) are seeking to promote the reformulation of a vision for Europe. Philippe Segretain, who led the 2017 Session of the Semaines Sociales de France, sets out his thoughts.

The EESC, an organisation essential to governance by dialogue

European Economic and Social Committee
Brussels , 09/04/2018eesc nouvelle présidence + Cabinet.Credit : Frederic Sierakowski / Isopix

An interview with Luca Jahier, who was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 17 April.

Respecting fundamental rights online and the fight against terrorism

European Commission

What is the European Union doing to counter illegal content online while ensuring respect of fundamental rights of citizens? “Welcome to complexity” says Mari Sol Pérez Guevara - Policy officer in DG CONNECT at the European Commission, in an interview with Europe-infos.

Germany’s difficult departure for Europe

Martin Maier sj

Europe has been used to decades of stable governments in Germany. This changed, however, with the Federal elections on 24 September 2017.

“I dream of a Europe that progresses, socially and in solidarity”

COMECE

Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, is the new President of COMECE. In this interview, he shares his vision of a Europe that listens to its citizens. He appeals to a dynamic collective intelligence with which to meet the challenges that Europeans face.

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