Sunday 25. March 2018
External Policy

"Africa needs a boost of democracy and good governance"

European Parliament

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.

The Bulgarian EU Presidency

Mgr Proykov

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.

Europe: peace is first and foremost a struggle

European Union

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.

Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe

European Union

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.

The religious landscape in Europe


Yasemin El-Menouar of the Bertelsmann Foundation examines the topic of religion across Europe.

Is multiculturalism in Azerbaijan a valuable model ?


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?

An interview with three bishops from England and Wales

EU Commission

What are the pressing concerns of UK Catholic bishops in relation to current questions regarding Europe? Henry Longbottom SJ met with three bishops to find out.

November EU-Africa Summit: A Zambian Perspective

EU Commission

Ahead of November’s EU-Africa Summit, a Zambian Jesuit economist surveys problems with existing EU-Africa trade relations.

Interreligious dialogue and integration

EU Member States

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.

"Europe is betraying its Christian values"

EU Commission

Fridolin Pflüger SJ, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Germany, is deeply concerned about the latest developments in European refugee policy.

EU Engagement the Compacts on Migration and Refugees: Worth the Effort?

European Union

The adoption of the New York Declaration on the Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants by the United Nations has launched a new process to negotiate two compacts by 2018.


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