Despite high budget deficits, Spain and Portugal have been spared the sanctions of the EU stability pact for the time being. This decision is being met with a lack of understanding, and is one that illustrates the need for a joint fiscal policy.
Europe is still reeling from the terrorist attacks of recent months. Gerhard Beestermöller, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society, looks for appropriate answers from a Christian point of view.
Turkey is living in a state of tension and fear after the failure of an attempted coup by an army faction. According to Jean-Marc Balhan SJ, Europe should go back to its role of support provider and catalyst.
Forty-six years on from the signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, humankind is still a long way from a world without nuclear weapons. Thomas Hoppe warns of a renewed increase in the influence of nuclear weapons, even in Europe.
The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
> 15-16 June A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.