Tuesday 25. January 2022
#221- December 2018
Fr. Olivier Poquillon OP

A new vision for 2019

Twenty-two years ago, in October 1996, COMECE launched Europe-Infos. 2019 is expected to be a year of many changes. We will do our best to propose to you new ways to exchange on key challenges for Europe’s common good from a Christian perspective.

European Union

EU: Universality of Rights and hierarchy of standards

While the United Nations Charter aims for the universal, effective respect of human rights, given the multiplicity of protection systems within both the United Nations and European organisations, the necessity of legal cohesion should be imposed on every judge.

United Nations

Austerity from a human rights perspective

Austerity measures exacerbated the negative human rights consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. Human rights impact assessments should become an integral part of economic policy-making, says Birgit Van Hout, from the UN Human Rights Office.

Church in Europe

Church asylum: commitment to a humanitarian state of affairs

It is an ancient pre-Christian and early Christian tradition to grant asylum to refugees in holy places. 

European Union

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries: Expectations for a future relationship with the EU

In June 2018, the Council of the EU adopted the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Patrick I. Gomes, Secretary General of the ACP Group of States, shares with Europe-infos his expectations for the negotiations.

Church in Europe

The Synod on Youth: what is its impact for young people in Europe?

Annelien Boone is a director of the youth pastoral service in Flanders, and she represented all Belgian young people at the Synod on Youth in Rome. She talks to us of her experiences and of the impact for young Europeans.


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Note: The views expressed in europeinfos are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Jesuit European Office and COMECE.