Sunday 22. October 2017
Fundamental rights

(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.

An interview with three bishops from England and Wales

EU Commission

What are the pressing concerns of UK Catholic bishops in relation to current questions regarding Europe? Henry Longbottom SJ met with three bishops to find out.

 

Interreligious dialogue and integration

EU Member States

Welcoming migrants is only a first step; offering spaces and activities that support integration and interreligious dialogue is the next one. Elena Dini shares a concrete experience of dialogue in Rome.

Rethinking Europe

European Commission

With the participation of Pope Francis, COMECE is organising a Dialogue Congress on the Future of the European Union in the Vatican at the end of October.

EU Engagement the Compacts on Migration and Refugees: Worth the Effort?

European Union

The adoption of the New York Declaration on the Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants by the United Nations has launched a new process to negotiate two compacts by 2018.

2018: An entire year of European Cultural Heritage

European Commission

Questions about the merits of the common market are well under way, but the European institutions are keen to ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is celebrated. 

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.

Is a robot a person?

European Commission

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.

France chooses Europe

European Union
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.

A dynamic and multicultural European identity

Eglise Catholique

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.

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