Thursday 17. August 2017
Institutional Affairs

Europe needs a rethink!

European Union

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

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.

New spring in Europe?

Citizens

In recent months a range of initiatives have emerged that actively support the European Union. Is this a sign that the EU’s identity crisis is coming to an end?

Building ‘Affectio Societatis’

European Union

Europe lacks neither reasons to unite nor projects. However, uniting people around a European project demands a spirit of fraternity according to Jérôme Vignon.

Brits Abroad: Young Catholics experience the European side of Brexit

Church in Europe

The Faith in Politics interns of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales reflect on a visit to Brussels, how Brexit influences their work and the church in the UK.

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Church in Europe

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

Europe at the Crossroads Justice & Peace Europe’s Concerted Action 2017

Justice & Peace Europe

Europe’s institutions are currently treading water while civil society occupies the high ground. This trend is mirrored by the 2017 strategy “Europe at the Crossroads” adopted by the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions.

The Rome Treaties, a successful story of friendship and perseverance

European Union

Back in 1957, what shape was united Europe going to take? What was the mindset of the leaders of Europe at that time ?

A new President for the European parliament

European Parliament
Inter-religious dialogue in Europe

Antonio Tajani has been elected for a two-and-a-half-year term as head of the European Parliament.

Lessons learned, the future and what religion can offer

European Union

Manfred Prisching, Professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, looks for ways out of Europe’s political, economic and social crisis.

“Ten Commandments” for Europe

European Union
FILE - New Chairman of the EPP Group (European People's Party) in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber gives his first press conference after a meeting with European Council President van Rompuy, at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 12 June 2

On 1 September 2016, in a kind of prelude to the new political season, Manfred Weber, the Chair of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, delivered a noteworthy speech on Europe at the Catholic Academy in Bavaria, Munich.

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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