Brexit is and will remain an important event in European history, but there are still many unresolved issues and questions that need an answer. Mgr. Patrick H. Daly, COMECE Former General Secretary, makes the point of the situation.
European External Action Service
Fourteen months ago, an agreement between the EU and Turkey put a stop to the arrival of masses of refugees in Greece and Europe. The refugee situation in Greece is still challenging.
For several years, the high youth unemployment figures have posed major challenges for decision-makers at EU and Member State level. Accordingly, there are high expectations for the Youth Guarantee.
Since the beginning of April, Sentinel-1A, the first of a series of Copernicus satellites, has been orbiting in space and making long-range environmental monitoring possible. It is part of ‘Copernicus’, the new European Flagship Programme.
European Central Bank
Now that the worst of the debt crisis is over, the ECB is once more in the news. The fragile growth that is being generated in Europe may have come up against a surprising obstacle: deflation.
“European economic governance needs to be balanced by a social dimension,”stated representatives of the Churches in Europe at a meeting with the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin on 8 March.
This theme has recently been developed in a Joint Position paper by the Secretariat of COMECE with the special contributions of the Kommissariat of the German Bishops and its ecumenical partners.
With a planned budget of €376 billion, cohesion policy is second only to agriculture in terms of expenditure in the EU financial framework 2014-2020.
Towards a new territorial governance
Interview with Jean-Marie Beaupuy, former MEP (2004-2009)
Taking stock of the current situation, sketching future perspectives
On 9th November 2010, the Commission published its fifth report on economic, social and
EU Strategy for the Danube Region:
A joint regional policy for the Danube area
On Monday, 17 January 2011, when the Hungarian Council Presidency