Wednesday 26. January 2022
#211 - January 2018
Martin Maier sj

The European Year of Cultural Heritage and the church

The European Commission has made 2018 a “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. This recalls the statement attributed to Jean Monnet: “If I were to do it again from scratch, I would start with culture.”

European Union

Europe: peace is first and foremost a struggle

For Bernard Phillippe, there is an urgent need to challenge religious traditions, to illicit from them what they might bring to the service of conflict resolution and the building of more active coalitions which serve peace.

Holy See

Migrants and Refugees: Pope Francis’ proposals

"To welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate migrants and refugees” is the theme of Pope Francis’s Message for the World Day of Refugees and Migrants, which will be celebrated on January 14, 2018.

European Union

Tax justice in the EU and beyond

After the Panama Papers, the publication of the Paradise Papers increased the pressure on the EU to combat tax evasion and money laundering. Jörg Alt, an employee in the research project “Tax justice and poverty”, puts forward some proposals here. 

European Union

Brexit and the Irish border: A cry from the heart of an Irish Jesuit

Closure of the Irish border amounts to a unilateral revocation of the Good Friday Agreement and undermines a central European value of respect for international accords, argues Edmond Grace SJ. 


Antimicrobial Resistance - a threat to mankind !

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the resistance against what is commonly known as “antibiotics” is a increasingly worldwide problem, causing approx. 25,000 deaths annually in the EU and about 700,000 deaths globally. COMECE is involved in efforts to address this problem.


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