Saturday 28. March 2020

Rethinking education?

European Commission

At a time of crisis and cuts to the welfare state, the mantra of reforms in exchange for efficiency has also reached education.

Citizenship and Responsibilities

Frank Turner SJ

Citizenship entails rights, but rights do not define citizenship.

EU Working Time Directive – an evergreen on the EU agenda?

European Union

The shelves have been tidied, the goods have been ordered, the book-keeping is done. Now the shop assistant in an ordinary shop is waiting for the next customer to walk in. Is this waiting time part of working time?

Religious expression in the public sphere

European Court of Human Rights

Rather than seeing these cases principally as attacks upon religious expression in the workplace, it may be more useful to view them as inevitable elements of our public conversation.

“Tišma’s dog”

Michael Kuhn

“We are stuck on an ice floe as if frozen, not knowing what action to take as we drift along downriver.”

European Year: it’s on!

European Commission

A recent survey revealed that many European citizens are not adequately informed about the rights deriving from their EU citizenship. The European Union intends to address this problem.

European Asylum System: we already needed it in 2012

European Union

In spite of negotiations, the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) has still not been finalised and its shortcomings are having a negative effect on asylum seekers.

“Reconciliation is not an empty word a real way forward”

The Church in Europe

It was with these words that French and German bishops hailed the 50th anniversary of Franco-German reconciliation in a joint declaration published on 18 January 2013.

Western Balkan countries: is the EU visa-free regime at risk?

European Council

Poverty and misinformation are the major reasons behind the abuse of the European asylum system by citizens of some Western Balkans countries.

The crisis as an opportunity for a necessary deepening of Europe

Michael Kuhn

Fear not only resonates with the siren songs of the populists but also masks the possible consequences of populism and nationalism, whose solutions to the crisis seem to be rooted more in confrontation than in collaboration.

Trafficking in human beings in the EU

European Union

Although the EU and Member States have adopted new measures to combat human trafficking, better implementation and coordination are the key to success.

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