Sunday 5. December 2021

Lux ex Oriente, luxus ex Occidente

Piotr Mazurkiewicz

‘John-Paul II’s vision of Europe’ – this was the theme of the conference held on 19 October in the context of the Polish Presidency of the European Union.

Second Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw: a success for whom?

European Union

On September 29th and 30th there took place in Warsaw the second Eastern Partnership Summit, the aim of which was to reinvigorate a partnership sometimes considered not attractive enough by the countries concerned.

What role can the EU play in Iraq ?

European External Action Service

Jana Hybášková is a Czech politician and diplomat, having served since 2011 as the Ambassador of the European Union in Iraq. From 2004 to 2009, she was a Member of the European Parliament for the European People's Party.

Call for respect for the sovereignty of developing countries

European Parliament

The European Parliament reaffirms the sovereignty of developing countries in the current context of fierce rivalry amongst industrialised countries for access to their natural resources.

Taking into account the human and environmental costs of natural resource extraction

European Union

During a recent visit to Brussels Monseigneur Ramazzini, Bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala, reported to European policymakers about the negative impacts of mining in his home country, Guatemala.

How to tackle hate incidents and crimes against Christians?


The Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the relevant Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) have organised an event in order to reflect on the phenomenon of hate incidents and crimes against Christians.

Israël-Palestine: the Challenge of Peace

European Union

The current impasse suggests that only with international engagement can a peace settlement be achieved.

Advance democratisation and peace in the southern Mediterranean


The Arab Spring was at the heart of this year’s annual summit meeting of European Faith leaders with the Presidents of the EU Institutions.

The new partnership with the Arab world

European Union

The Joint Communication issued by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 8 March 2011, while offering short and long term policies for the attainment of


Frank Turner SJ

The EU in the face of Turmoil in North Africa

The wave of change in North Africa is exhilarating in its expression of the desire

External Policy


COMECE Bishops see in the Arab Spring a clear sign of hope

The COMECE Bishops dedicated their Spring Plenary Session to


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