Reconciliation between peoples was made difficult by the magnitude of the losses, with 10 million dead. What role did the Catholic church play in the peace efforts?
The Great War is still perceived today as a sheer military confrontation. However, it largely affected the civilian populations too and profoundly changed the nature of humanitarian activities.
The internet is driving changes around the world, improving communications between people and driving the digital economy. Cristina Monti (DG Connect) explains how the EU Commisison intends to shape the evolution and use of the internet.
Ten years after the financial crisis of 2008, and ten months before the European elections, the Secours Catholique-Caritas France organisation has published its report “Finance to Citizens”, in which it proposes an ambitious array of reforms designed to ensure that finance serves the public interest.
Church in Europe
Italian Catholics were recently invited by Pope Francis to be more engaged in politics. Matteo Truffelli, President of the Azione Cattolica Italiana Movement, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, shares his thoughts on the need to engage in the common good in Europe.
A draft law that proposes a ban on circumcision was presented to the Icelandic parliament before ultimately being withdrawn. However, similar proposals are being considered in several regions of Europe. This would be a violation of the European and international laws ensuring religious freedoms, according to Grégor Puppinck.
Church in Europe
European Christian associations, coming together under the banner of IXE (The Initiative of Christians for Europe) are seeking to promote the reformulation of a vision for Europe. Philippe Segretain, who led the 2017 Session of the Semaines Sociales de France, sets out his thoughts.
European Economic and Social Committee
An interview with Luca Jahier, who was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 17 April.
Today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in a paradigm shift in employment patterns. Developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, computerized algorithms, digital technologies and emerging technologies are shaping the future of work.
What is the European Union doing to counter illegal content online while ensuring respect of fundamental rights of citizens? “Welcome to complexity” says Mari Sol Pérez Guevara - Policy officer in DG CONNECT at the European Commission, in an interview with Europe-infos.
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Europe has been used to decades of stable governments in Germany. This changed, however, with the Federal elections on 24 September 2017.