Tuesday 18. February 2020

Can the EU become a stronger global actor?

European Commission

Crisis in Ukraine, ISIL-advances in the Middle East, one-eighth of humanity undernourished: the new European Commission is set to tackle the challenges in the global arena.

2015: momentum for nuclear disarmament?

European Union

More than 16,000 nuclear warheads still exist in the world. With six EU Member States having nuclear weapons on their territory, the issue of nuclear disarmament must also be considered at EU level.

Dialogue to improve the joint action against trafficking in human beings

European Commission

Human trafficking is a semi-invisible, multifaceted phenomenon that requires joint action from political, social and religious bodies for its reduction.

Climate Change: a critical time

United Nations

The agenda for the climate change discussions is taking shape in the midst of important developments. The next COP 21 will be a crucial moment for courageous political decisions.

The TTIP is not just all about trade

COMECE

TTIP forces Europeans to position themselves more clearly on the world stage.

Conflict Minerals : How the EU proposal could bring real change to suffering communities

European Union

Many electronic products sold by European companies are derived from natural resources that fuel violence in countries around the world.

TTIP: what about the underlying values?

European Commission

The TTIP between the EU and the USA is currently the subject of much heated debate among many Europeans. In fact, some of the issues it raises run much deeper than those that are usually the subject of public debate.

One hand cannot tie a package

European Council

The Bishops’ Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) published a position paper for the EU-Africa-summit in early April this year.

Mineral sourcing

European Union

In March, the European Commission proposed legislation that aims to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses.

Eradicating poverty by 2030?

United Nations

That is the chief goal of the post-2015 Development Agenda. In a year it will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and press on with what has proved to be a successful fight against poverty.

The Sternsinger carol singers stand up for child refugees in the European Parliament

Church in Europe

More than 20 million of the world’s refugees are children and young people. They were the focus of the 56th “Three Kings” carol-singing event, which included visits by the Sternsinger carol singers to the European Parliament and COMECE.

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