You shall not tell lies!

The spread of fake news has made truth and lies an urgent topic of political and social debate. The Association for the German Language chose the new idiom “postfaktisch” (post-truth) […]

Mixed results for legislation on “conflict minerals”

After three years of negotiations, the European Union has finally got round to legislating on conflict minerals.  Definitely a step forward, but not going far enough, writes JESC Advocacy Adviser Emmanuelle […]

Rural depopulation – The harvest is rich but the labourers are few

Responding to ever-louder calls for a radical overhaul of the Common Agricultural Policy (‘CAP’), MEPs have recently voted in favour of measures to help small farmers. In this article, environmental […]

The US elections – a rude awakening in Europe

The election of Donald Trump as the future 45th US President took place on 9 November, 27 years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Does it […]

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached

22 November 2016: Following the publication of the EU’s proposed regulation on conflict minerals, JESC together with 27 other faith and civil society groups have issued this Press Release.  EU: […]

Brexit and its impacts on environmental policy

Brexit’s impact on environmental policy will be felt not just in the UK but also in the European Union. While the UK risks sliding towards a lowering of its standards, […]

Uprooted children

At the beginning of September, the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef presented the report “Uprooted”. Its shocking message was that there are almost 50 million displaced children and young people […]

Retour sur le Faith and Politics workshop 2016

Lorsque l’on veut éviter des débats endiablés au cours d’un repas de famille, il est de coutume d’éviter deux sujets de discorde : la politique et la religion. Il est donc […]