Posts Tagged ‘European Council’

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations, both  in Europe and in the […]

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 […]

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