Wednesday 28. June 2017
Church in Europe

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

European Union

Asylum reform: Death of refugee protection by a thousand cuts?

Responding to the proposed package of reform to the Common European Asylum System, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe (JRS Europe) has issued a Working Paper to encourage public debate about the treatment of refugees in the EU.

United States

Refugees and Muslim-Christian relations: A call for bridges not walls

In the wake of President Trump's executive order on immigration, and to mark UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, Thomas H. Smolich SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Imam Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini, president the Italian Islamic Religious Community (COREIS), released a joint statement.

Justice & Peace Europe

Europe at the Crossroads Justice & Peace Europe’s Concerted Action 2017

Europe’s institutions are currently treading water while civil society occupies the high ground. This trend is mirrored by the 2017 strategy “Europe at the Crossroads” adopted by the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions.

NATO

Europe and NATO in a changing security situation

Over the past few months, the role of NATO has come under the spotlight. Assessing the changing security context in which Europe finds itself, NATO official Stephan Miller examines NATO’s capacity for promoting stability.

European Union

The Rome Treaties, a successful story of friendship and perseverance

Back in 1957, what shape was united Europe going to take? What was the mindset of the leaders of Europe at that time ?

Agenda

> 6 June

The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
 
> 15-16 June
A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.

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