Wednesday 26. January 2022

A chance for Europe

European Union

Looking back, the most encouraging outcome of the European elections held between 23 and 26 May 2019 is the substantial increase in voter participation. At 51.8 per cent it is 8 percentage points higher than five years ago.

Is society loosing track?


On the occasion of the «Long Night of the Churches» in Vienna on 24 May 2019, the former President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Wolfgang Thierse, gave a very noteworthy lecture on the question "Is our society getting out of hand", which we present here in excerpts.

Pro-European forces win a strong but complex majority

Justice and Peace Europe

Analysis of the European elections 2019 from the perspective of Justice and Peace.


Ethical considerations of artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Erny Gillen, manager of the consultancy firm “Moral Factory” in Luxembourg, examines the ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence drawn up by a group of experts, and an EU Commission Communication on the same subject.

The Popular Mandate in Europe and India

EU & Indian Elections

Denzil Fernandes, Executive Director of the Indian Social Institute in New Delhi, compares the recent elections in Europe and India.

Electing a new European Parliament

EU Parliament

Between 23 and 26 May 2019, the citizens of the European Union are called upon to elect a new European Parliament.

European Climate Policy between ambition and disappointment

EU Commission

Edmond Grace, JESC’s secretary for ecology and justice, gives an overview on the achievements and challenges of European climate policy.

Compassion in the EU Energy Transition

EU & enviroment

Energy transition is at the heart of all our efforts to reach the goals set in the Paris Convention in the fight against climate change. One of the champions in this struggle is the EU.

Pope Francis – to lead is to serve


Since he took office five years ago, one thing has been clear: Pope Francis has a unique, distinctive leadership style. The Austrian theologian Peter Rosegger analysed this leadership style in his published Master’s thesis undertaken as part of an MBA course.

Europe in the run-up to the elections

EU parliament

Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, talks to Bernd Hagenkord about the European Parliament elections to be held from 23 to 26 May 2019.

Europe’s unmet challenges

European Union

Orlando Henao, the former European Commission official dealing with cooperation policy, highlights the urgent need for the European project to examine and respond to the preoccupations and needs of European citizens.


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