In the face of Estonia assuming the half-yearly Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the 1 July, Mgr Phillipe Jourdan, bishop of Tallin, shares his thoughts with us.
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Fourteen months ago, an agreement between the EU and Turkey put a stop to the arrival of masses of refugees in Greece and Europe. The refugee situation in Greece is still challenging.
June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.
The European Pillar of Social Rights aims to address the growing social and economic divergence in the EU. The European Commission presented its recommendations at the end of April and is now hoping for support at the highest political level.
What are the long-term consequences of a younger generation being excluded from the job market? Recognising the problems associated with such exclusion, the Church must strive with hope and generosity to help young people who are unemployed, says Archbishop Juan José Omella i Omella, in an interview with EuropeInfos.
For its Plenary Assembly from 26 to 28 October 2016, COMECE has chosen to examine the complex issue of poverty in Europe.
When developing effective policies to fight poverty you need to open up the debate and long-term dialogue to include people who are living in poverty and exclusion, says Bert Luyts, representative of ATD Fourth World to the European Union.
A report drawn up by a group of international experts under the aegis of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institute, is promoting a set of recommendations, which Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute and former Italian Prime Minister, sets out below.
At the beginning of September, the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef presented the report “Uprooted”. Its shocking message was that there are almost 50 million displaced children and young people worldwide, with 28 million of these fleeing from terror and violence.