Saturday 21. September 2019
May-June Issue 224
European Union

A chance for Europe

Looking back, the most encouraging outcome of the European elections held between 23 and 26 May 2019 is the substantial increase in voter participation. At 51.8 per cent it is 8 percentage points higher than five years ago.

Democracy

Is society loosing track?

On the occasion of the «Long Night of the Churches» in Vienna on 24 May 2019, the former President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Wolfgang Thierse, gave a very noteworthy lecture on the question "Is our society getting out of hand", which we present here in excerpts.

Justice and Peace Europe

Pro-European forces win a strong but complex majority

Analysis of the European elections 2019 from the perspective of Justice and Peace.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Ethical considerations of artificial intelligence

Erny Gillen, manager of the consultancy firm “Moral Factory” in Luxembourg, examines the ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence drawn up by a group of experts, and an EU Commission Communication on the same subject.

EU & Indian Elections

The Popular Mandate in Europe and India

Denzil Fernandes, Executive Director of the Indian Social Institute in New Delhi, compares the recent elections in Europe and India.

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