Saturday 1. November 2014
#175 October 2014


Patrick H. Daly

Pope Francis & the European Parliament: launching the next five years

unknownPope Francis is coming to Strasbourg on 25 November with one purpose only. In response to an invitation from President Martin Schulz, issued twice, his sole purpose is to address the plenary assembly of the European Parliament.

European Commission

The trade unions face the TTIP

unknownFor the main European trade union federation the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an opportunity for economic development. But there are serious risks.

Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs

TTIP – Back to a fact-based debate

unknownA statement by Anton F. Börner, President of the Federal Association for Wholesale Trade, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and a member of the Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs (ACE).

European External Action Service

Facing military conflicts: Is the EU doing enough?

unknownThe EU has not remained silent over the current waves of violence in Ukraine, Gaza and Northern Iraq. And yet, it is questionable if it has deployed its full potential.

European Court of Human Rights

Excluding the burqa and niqab from the public space ?

unknownA very tiny number of women in France would wear the burqa or niqab. For the European Court of Human Rights, the French ban on such clothing does not violate human rights.


A fair energy transition in Europe

unknownThe Energy Union will receive a special weight in the new EU Commission since it will constitute the portfolio of one of the 7 Vice Presidents, Ms Bratusek. Will she put in place a fair energy transition?

Church in Europe

“Young Europeans – We stand for sustainability and eco-justice!”

unknownIn the context of discussion among experts on 9 September which was hosted by COMECE in Brussels, representatives of Christian youth organisations presented their projects for climate protection and for an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

Church in Europe

Towards a Europe of greater fraternity and solidarity

unknownEurope is a community of life and destiny. Facing the social crisis, Christians have all the tools at their disposal to fashion a Europe of greater fraternity and solidarity that puts people at the heart of its project.

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