Monday 30. November 2020

Brussels:between Athens and Jerusalem

Piotr Mazurkiewicz

We need more debate about the sustainability of our civilisation, about the new model of progress not limited to only material values.

The EU, the USA, and the global economic crisis

Frank Turner SJ

Thus in the USA, many states contribute far more to the federal level than they receive from it, whereas others need significant net support. The system copes without quasi-Thatcherite cries of ‘I want my money back’.

Europe in 2012: The second decade

European Union

We are currently at the centre of a major change in the political system in Europe. The European Council meeting of 28-29 June could well mark a turning point in the history of our continent.

The reform of the European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Approximately 150,000 cases sit on the desks of the European Court of Human Rights, waiting for a decision.

The “mid-term reshuffle” of the European Parliament

European Parliament

The European Parliament has elected its President for the next two-and-a-half years.

Solidarity and Responsibility

European Council

Twenty years after Maastricht, the twin treaties on the European Stability Mechanism and on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union, negotiated under pressure of the debt crisis, represent important steps towards the necessary consolidation of the European Union.

European Citizens’ Initiative: The Countdown has begun!

European Commission

On 1 April the big day will finally be here! That is the date on which the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative will enter into force.

Divisions in the EU

Frank Turner SJ

When partnerships are under strain, facing a crisis may either bring people together or deepen divisions.

The Single Currency, a tool providing spiritual momentum for European unification

European Union

Jacques Delors denounced the origins of the euro crisis in his acceptance speech when receiving his honorary Doctorate at the Catholic University of Paris on 24 November. Some extracts of his speech are given below.

What I want in 2012: Europeans and Europe to get the respect they deserve

European Parliament

Sylvie Goulard is an MEP (ALDE-France)  and member of the European Parliament’s standing committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Federal Europe

European Union

The European Summit of 8-9 December produced two sets of conclusions. The first, which was somewhat rather static, with all 27 signatures, then a second set with 26 signatures that opens up a new dynamic for the future of Europe.

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