Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

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 […]

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 […]

Energy mix in the EU after COP21

The time has come to make the Paris Agreement real. Renewables are the clear option in the new energy mix. Even in the face of difficulties, the EU should not […]

Brexit – A schism for Europe

“The curtain is closed while all questions remain open” – this Bertolt Brecht quote aptly sums up the situation after the UK’s referendum on 23 June. By a narrow margin […]

Pope Francis and the compassion of the Europeans

In visiting refugees on the island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pointed signalled a humanitarian approach and appealed to the compassion of the Europeans His first official visit outside of Rome […]

EU fails its responsibility on responding to migrant crisis

The massive flow of migrants has induced the EU to forge a controversial agreement with Ankara to send to the neighboring country migrants who arrive in the Greek islands, even […]

Dialogue – a vital issue for the Church and for Europe

The Church can only carry on a meaningful dialogue with the outside world if she is committed to an internal culture of dialogue In Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty, […]

The Netherlands takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU

The Netherlands has officially taken over, on January the 1st, the rotatory Presidency of the European Union at a crucial and difficult moment: when the 28 EU countries face not only […]

Méditerranée: une route dans la mer. Migrations des peuples, cultures, religions

Une centaine de personnes membres des branches française, belge, portugaise, italienne, maltaise du MIAMSI se sont réunies autour de ce thème du 20 au 22 novembre dernier à Pozzalo, sous […]

Human values across the globe

The terrorist attacks in Paris also represent an attack on European values. And yet, these values must not be compromised in the fight against terrorism. In the weeks following the […]

Migration trends across the western route of the Mediterranean

The Moroccan border with the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla Syrian people fleeing from the conflict usually arrive to Morocco from Algeria, where they did not need a visa […]

A testing time for Europe

The hottest news topics in Europe this summer have been the Greek crisis and the refugee drama. Both the crises which dominated the summer headlines ultimately present the same challenge: […]

EP amendments establish red lines with regard to the TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership aims at integrating the European Union and the United States the largest trade agreement in the world. The formal negotiations for this ambitious Treaty […]