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EU enlargement negotiations: state of play

25/11/2016 18:36
On 8 November 2016, the European Commission published its annual “Enlargement Package” evaluating the state of play and the prospects for countries aspiring for future EU membership. This Note gives an overview of the main findings and assesses their potential implications.   1. Indications...

Europe’s Security: which responsibilities, which freedom?

30/09/2016 12:49
International Workshop and General Assembly of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions   Is security a common good? How to grant security without jeopardising freedom and justice? Which are the responsibilities at stake and what are their implications on developing...

Recent and expected developments in EU-Africa relations

28/09/2016 10:29
INFORMATION NOTE 1. New roadmap for the EU-Africa Strategy from 2018 to 2020 The European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) will no longer follow the proposal for a new EU-Africa Strategy as initially announced for the 7 September 2016. Instead, the presentation of a...

Trade policy matters

21/07/2016 12:22
Starting with some considerations from the Catholic Social Teaching regarding trade policy, the following note gives an overview of current EU and global trade policy matters.   A) Catholic Social Teaching and trade Over the past years, the Holy See and bishops have taken part in the debate on...

Challenges for Humanitarian Aid in a Globalised World

06/07/2016 10:37
Note on the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 in Istanbul Humanitarian needs have increased all over the world. Their scope and diversity has generated a large financing gap. In 2016, assistance will be needed for 90 million people. Two thirds of them are displaced people because of violent...

External action: an authentic European Peace Policy needed

14/06/2016 12:30
War in Syria, Iraq and Libya, conflict in Eastern Ukraine, terrorism and hybrid threats: in recent months, an arc of instability has surrounded the European Union and violent attacks even hit its core. It is to be hoped that this 28-29 June, the EU will reshape the strategic guidance for its...

Tax evasion and Tax Avoidance. The Global and European momentum

13/05/2016 13:22
Economic inequality is increasing and it puts a threat to the social and moral cohesion of European society. Pope Francis has repeated his concern about growing economic inequality on many occasions. In a globalised economy, better international and European cooperation can make taxation fairer and...

GIZ Iniciative to promote inter religious dialogue

17/02/2016 14:06
"Religion matters – Rethinking the challenges of tomorrow" is an initiative of the German GIZ (the Geman federal agency for development cooperation) to promote inter religious dialogue. Here it is a document of a one of the first initiatives and a general description. Below you find...

Growing Economic Inequiality and Taxation

11/02/2016 11:41
A Challenge for Europe and the World Launch of the Justice and Peace Europe Concerted Action 2016   On Ash Wednesday, 10 February 2016, the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions (Justice and Peace Europe) officially started its annual Concerted Action 2016 with the publication...

“Trade for all” Up-dating EU trade policy

09/12/2015 13:11
A note on the European Commission’s proposal for a responsible trade and investment policy On 14 October 2015, the European Commission adopted a new general trade and investment strategy. Since, the European Parliament has organized on 13 November a public hearing to get a better understanding of...
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