Sunday 5. December 2021

Egypt’s presidential elections and the Copts

European Union

The electoral results have plunged part of this country, especially its Christian community, into uncertainty.

Religious persecution: a serious ground for granting asylum

European Court of Justice

When the public expression of religion entails serious risk to life, integrity or freedom of a person, the victim is entitled to obtain asylum in the EU, the ECJ Advocate General proposes.

A promising European Citizens’ Initiative launched for the protection of human life

European Commission

The registration of the Initiative opens up the expectation that the Commission will propose concrete legislation in this field.

Christians in the Arab World: One year after the Arab Spring

European Union

On Wednesday 9 May, the EPP and ECR political Groups of the European Parliament co-organised together with COMECE a half-day Seminar on Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

Are quotas the way to achieve Equal Opportunities?

European Commission

Today, the share of women in leading positions, particularly in large companies, is low.

The Protection of human rights in the face of terrorism

European Parliament

The European Parliament has discussed human rights in contexts where governments are tempted to set them aside – in the struggle against terrorism.

EU Commission sets the scene for the future of EU data protection laws

European Commission

The objective of improving the standards in this regard is genuine but the general impression is that data protection laws need a lighter framework or ‘they will not fly’.

A renewed framework for the activities of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

European Commission

Fundamental rights and freedoms are at the core of the actions of the European Union. After five years of at times controversial operations, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is soon to have a new framework for its initiatives.

European Citizens’ Initiative: The Countdown has begun!

European Commission

On 1 April the big day will finally be here! That is the date on which the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative will enter into force.

EU funds - a new face for justice and fundamental rights

European Commission

The role of the EU in the field of justice, rights and citizenship has increased with the Treaty of Lisbon. This aspect is meant to be reflected in the revision of EU funding in these areas.

The Dynamics of Conflict in Nigeria

EU External Action Service

For Nigerian Christians, last Christmas and the days that followed have been a nightmare. Christian communities have become the sole target of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists group.


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