Cécile Kyenge was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is an MEP for the Italian Partito Democratico. She replies to questions from Johanna Touzel about the progress made at the recent EU-AU (African Union) Summit.
A decade after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria is taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. “For our country it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” says Mgr Proykov. Bulgaria chose its national motto:"United we stand strong" as the motto of its first EU Presidency.
For Bernard Phillippe, there is an urgent need to challenge religious traditions, to illicit from them what they might bring to the service of conflict resolution and the building of more active coalitions which serve peace.
To avoid disintegration, the EU must recognize that the refugee crisis has dramatically changed the nature of democratic politics argues Ivan Krastev in the following adapted text taken his book After Europe.
Could the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism - consisting of strong state policies which intend to engage civil society - teach Europe about ways to protect minorities without compromising the values of the majority of the population?
Welcoming migrants is only a first step; offering spaces and activities that support integration and interreligious dialogue is the next one. Elena Dini shares a concrete experience of dialogue in Rome.