Monday 21. August 2017
Martin Maier

You shall not tell lies!

The spread of fake news has made truth and lies an urgent topic of political and social debate.

European Union

Mixed results for legislation on “conflict minerals”

After three years of negotiations, the European Union has finally got round to legislating on conflict minerals – definitely a step forward, but not going far enough.

European Parliament

A new President for the European parliament

Inter-religious dialogue in Europe

Antonio Tajani has been elected for a two-and-a-half-year term as head of the European Parliament.

European Commission

Media literacy: What all of us need as digital citizens

In the digital era, it is crucial for all of us to acquire a good level of digital media literacy.

European Commission

For a more social Europe

In March 2016, the EU Commission launched a consultation process for strengthening the social dimension in the European Union. The European Office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education is taking part.

European Union

Lessons learned, the future and what religion can offer

Manfred Prisching, Professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, looks for ways out of Europe’s political, economic and social crisis.

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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