Monday 21. August 2017
#194 - June 2016
Johanna Touzel

Superficial values

epa04761861 President of the European Council Donald Tusk (L-R), President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker during arrivals at Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia, 22 May 201

In recent months the word ‘values’ has been all the rage in Europe’s political circles and media – but what exactly does it mean?

European Council

Time for an authentic European Peace Policy

Surrounded by a series of conflicts on its borders, it is now one of the most urgent tasks for the EU to adopt a robust Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy.

European Parliament

Red card against social dumping

Can the EU establish a European labour market with a fairer deal for the mobility of workers?

European Commission

Paris Agreement marches forward towards implementation

This April saw the launch of the one-year period for national governments to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change reached at the COP 21 in Paris, the final stage before entry into force.

European Commission

Crossing a Rubicon?

Gene editing under the scrutiny of the European Union.

Church in Europe

Pope Francis’ geometry lesson on Europe

The general principles described by Pope Francis to the end that “differences are harmonised within a shared pursuit”  may serve to guide European decision-makers in their process of integration.

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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