Monday 21. August 2017
European Union

Steering by sight

After Brexit, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy met together twice this summer, first in Berlin and then on Ventotene Island. Their aim: to chart a new course for the European Union.

European Commission

EU stability pact: interpreting the rules to suit

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.

European Union

Annihilation – is this the right response to terrorism?

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.

European Union

Turkey: getting out of the vicious circle

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.

European Union

Nuclear arms control in Europe: growing risks

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.

COMECE

“What have you done to your brother?”

COMECE’s Secretariat has a new General Secretary: interview with Fr Olivier Poquillon, a Dominican, who will take up his post at the beginning of September.

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

europeinfos

Monthly newsletter, 11 issues per year
Published in English, French, German
COMECE, 19 square de Meeûs, B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32/2/235 05 10, Fax: +32/2/230 33 34
e-mail: europeinfos@comece.eu

Publication director: Fr Olivier Poquillon OP
Editors-in-Chief: Johanna Touzel and Martin Maier SJ
© design by www.vipierre.fr

Note: The views expressed in europeinfos are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of COMECE and the Jesuit European Office.
Display:
http://www.europe-infos.eu/