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#139 - June 2011
Piotr Mazurkiewicz

John-Paul II: the other architect of European unity

It has been a long wait for the first of the Fathers of Europe to be consecrated. A lot of people thought this would be Robert Schuman, but God decided that John-Paul II would go to the head of the queue.

European Union

Disagreement over the course of action in economic governance

The crisis in the budgets of a few EU Member States who have been living beyond their means (or – as in the case of Ireland – have been obliged to take on high levels of debt in order to rescue their national banking systems) has turned into a crisis for the common currency.

European Union

The new partnership with the Arab world

The Joint Communication issued by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 8 March 2011, while offering short and long term policies for the attainment of

European Commission

New strategy for biodiversity protection

As biodiversity in Europe is seriously deteriorating, the Commission proposes a new strategy in order to reverse a dangerous trend

European Union

Transparency Register

The European Commission and the European Parliament are launching a new common ‘register’ to monitor all organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation.

European Union

A stress test for solidarity

The pressure of migration on Malta and Italy is increasing, while the achievement of a true European solidarity faces problems of consistency and Schengen is going to be revised.

European Court of Justice

The Brüstle case: a milestone in the legal protection of human life in Europe?

The Advocate General delivered an Opinion on the definition of the human embryo that can lead to unparalleled consequences

Council of Europe

The religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

In its recently approved Recommendation, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for a new type of “partnership for democracy and human rights”

European Commission

New momentum for protection of Sundays?

Revision of the Working Time Directive seems to be a long-running issue on the EU agenda. Now there is an additional voice: the newly-formed European Sunday Alliance, promoting a work-free Sunday and decent working hours, will be presented to the public on 20 June 2011


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