Tuesday 25. January 2022
#204 - May 2017
Church in Europe

50 years after Populorum Progressio

Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of Justice and Peace Europe, and a delegate of COMECE shares his perspective after attending a congress organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

European External Action Service

Fostering resilience for sustainable peace

The EU has declared “resilience” as one of the strategic priorities for its foreign policy external action. The question however still remains: what does “resilience” mean and how can it be put into practice?


New spring in Europe?

In recent months a range of initiatives have emerged that actively support the European Union. Is this a sign that the EU’s identity crisis is coming to an end?

EU Military Staff

Which defence strategy for Europe?

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Following the publication of the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy (“EUGS”) in June 2016, and the subsequent adoption on 17 October 2016 of the European Council's Conclusions for implementing the EUGS in relation to security and defence, the question now arises: Are we any wiser with regard to the EU's defence strategy for Europe?

European Parliament

A first step in the fight against conflict minerals

Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals

On 3 April 2017, the European Council formally adopted a regulation on the responsible supply of minerals which had previously been approved by the European Parliament on 16 March 2017.  The objective of this legislation is to put an end to the financing of armed groups through the trading of so-called conflict minerals.

European Union

Building ‘Affectio Societatis’

Europe lacks neither reasons to unite nor projects. However, uniting people around a European project demands a spirit of fraternity according to Jérôme Vignon.


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