Sunday 24. March 2019
Regional Policy

Europe in the election year

2019 EU Elections

The European Union finds itself in a contradictory situation in advance of the European Parliament elections in May.

The new Global Compact for Migration

Holy See

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.

Ethics and society

European Union

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 Brexit quagmire

European Union

Political forecasts are always risky, but it is extraordinary to realise that, as this article is written, no one can reliably predict the situation of the UK just a few months from now.

 

What is the meaning of unity in diversity?

Christian theology

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, explains how the principle of unity in diversity is at the heart of Christian theology and an essential constituent of the European project.

Business and human rights: Advancing labour standards and the binding UN Treaty

United Nations

As 2019 begins, many signs on the horizon are calling us to reflect on society’s expectations towards business, and its global impact on people and nature.

 

What the EU, and each individual, can do to make the financial system serve us all

EU Financial System

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.

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

COMECE

When the sky above la Manche is clear, the UK coast can be spotted from the northern coast of France. Thirty-four kilometres separate the white cliff of Dungeness from continental Europe; a distance that after the vote on Brexit, weighs like a rock in the thoughts of those who believe in the European dream.

Impacts of digitalisation on employment in Europe

EU Commission

The full impact of digitalisation on jobs is uncertain. The EU needs to focus on developing skills for the digital age argues Martin Ulbrich.

Stuck in the Doldrums - EU-Africa Trade Deals

European External Action Service

The blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed arrangements are based on an economic paradigm that fails to deliver authentically sustainable development, argues Henry Longbottom SJ.

Remodelling the united Europe project

European Commission

European construction is already underway, with France and Germany acting as driving forces. If this remodelling is to be sustainable however, other conditions must also be addressed.

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