Orlando Henao, the former European Commission official dealing with cooperation policy, highlights the urgent need for the European project to examine and respond to the preoccupations and needs of European citizens.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the world’s first general agreement on this huge topic. It is a common platform for greater cooperation, responsibility-sharing and better governance.
Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council offered the following reflections at a conference on “Rediscovering the european common good” in the Chapel for Europe on 8th of november 2018.
The EU is taking action to ensure that the financial system works properly by avoiding undesirable and unethical outcomes. But each individual has their role to play in ensuring that our organisations work for the benefit of all and the benefit of our planet.
The withdrawal of the USA from the Paris global climate agreement of December 2015 has caused a severe setback to international climate policy. It makes the long-term aims of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato sí, all the more important.
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans took place in June. It represents a major turning point in mobilising the international community to act to protect marine life, especially in the high seas.