Sunday 24. March 2019
Fundamental rights

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.

EU: Universality of Rights and hierarchy of standards

European Union

While the United Nations Charter aims for the universal, effective respect of human rights, given the multiplicity of protection systems within both the United Nations and European organisations, the necessity of legal cohesion should be imposed on every judge.

Austerity from a human rights perspective

United Nations

Austerity measures exacerbated the negative human rights consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. Human rights impact assessments should become an integral part of economic policy-making, says Birgit Van Hout, from the UN Human Rights Office.

The Synod on Youth: what is its impact for young people in Europe?

Church in Europe

Annelien Boone is a director of the youth pastoral service in Flanders, and she represented all Belgian young people at the Synod on Youth in Rome. She talks to us of her experiences and of the impact for young Europeans.

Albania: why do we want to be part of Europe?

European Union

The Council of the EU has agreed to open membership negotiations with Albania in June 2019. The Bishop of Rrëshen, Mgr Gjergj Meta, explains why the Albanians want to become part of the EU at a time when the UK is preparing to leave.

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