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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...

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...

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...

“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...

The Dangers of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

20/11/2015 14:02
This is the first document of a Justice and Peace Europe - MEMO series which was launched today at a luncheon debate held in the premises of the Secretariat of Justice and Peace Europe in Brussels. It deals with "The Dangers of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems" and was drafted and presented by two...

On the refugee crisis in Slovenia

17/11/2015 13:46
    Slovenia is in a very difficult situation as tens of thousands of refugees and migrants from the East and Africa are arriving in our country every day. Their reception, accommodation and transport towards Austria requires exceptional material and human efforts. In the name of the...

Fairer taxation for development

10/08/2015 14:39
Fairer taxation for development Note on the 3rd UN conference on financing for development (Addis Ababa, July 2015)   The third United Nations conference on financing for development was held from 13 to 16 July in Addis Ababa. 174 countries were represented and the outcome document was hailed...
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