Tuesday 27. June 2017
Social affairs

Getting together one year on: Celebrating the memory of British MP Jo Cox

UK Parliament

June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.

European Pillar of Social Rights – Juncker seeks consensus on new direction for EU social policy

European Commission

The European Pillar of Social Rights aims to address the growing social and economic divergence in the EU. The European Commission presented its recommendations at the end of April and is now hoping for support at the highest political level.

Asylum reform: Death of refugee protection by a thousand cuts?

European Union

Responding to the proposed package of reform to the Common European Asylum System, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe (JRS Europe) has issued a Working Paper to encourage public debate about the treatment of refugees in the EU.

For a more social Europe

European Commission

In March 2016, the EU Commission launched a consultation process for strengthening the social dimension in the European Union. The European Office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education is taking part.

Youth unemployment as seen by a Spanish Bishop

Spain

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.

Through the eyes of the poor

Michael Kuhn

For its Plenary Assembly from 26 to 28 October 2016, COMECE has chosen to examine the complex issue of poverty in Europe.

Possibilities for combating poverty in Europe

European Union

When developing effective policies to fight poverty you need to open up the debate and long-term dialogue to include people who are living in poverty and exclusion, says Bert Luyts, representative of ATD Fourth World to the European Union.

Growth and the euro after Brexit

European Union

A report drawn up by a group of international experts under the aegis of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institute, is promoting a set of recommendations, which Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute and former Italian Prime Minister, sets out below.

Uprooted children

Martin Maier

At the beginning of September, the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef presented the report “Uprooted”. Its shocking message was that there are almost 50 million displaced children and young people worldwide, with 28 million of these fleeing from terror and violence.

A new departure for the EU?

European Union
Plenary session week 27-2014 - Strasbourg

The debate over clear rules in the Eurozone continues. MEP Jakob von Weizsäcker (S&D) shares his vision with Europeinfos.

Is the TTIP compatible with the EU’s basic objectives?

European Commission

The Transatlantic Agreement on Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union has sparked off a highly controversial and multifaceted debate.

Agenda

> 6 June

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.

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