Can cultural exchange and open, honest dialogue about our faith-inspired convictions draw us together rather than drive us apart ?
During the second half of 2014 Italy will hold the Presidency of the EU. It will do so with a mixture of ambition and realism.
While it is possible to exclude Russia from the G7, progress cannot be made without Russia in certain areas that currently hold sway over global security.
The rejection by the European Commission of the initiative ‘One of Us’ leads to the weakening of this innovatory democratic instrument.
Frontex will be a key actor to move from the area of cooperation to a future EU integrated borders control system.
The negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) work on the basis of a political mandate given to the Commission by the governments of the EU Member States.
The TTIP between the EU and the USA is currently the subject of much heated debate among many Europeans. In fact, some of the issues it raises run much deeper than those that are usually the subject of public debate.
> 9 September
Evening Debate on sustainability and eco-justice, at COMECE
> 15-18 September
Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg
> 18-21 September
Catholic Social days for Europe, in Madrid