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Connected isolation

07/05/2020 11:58
Some thoughts of Justice and Peace Europe about the world post COVID-19 and the potential impact of confinement on creativity and solidarity     The members of the Executive Committee of Justice and Peace Europe met last Thursday in a videoconference. We had a good discussion about the...

The European Union response to COVID-19

24/04/2020 15:13
This note provides an overview on the EU competences in public health matters and the activities of its institutions in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Composed of sovereign states the EU plays a subsidiary role. IN the future there may be room for more and better coordination in dealing with...

Pro-European forces win a strong but complex majority

30/05/2019 13:45
Analysis of the European elections 2019   The European elections produced some unexpected and positive results. Participation increased significantly and the highly anticipated populist and extremist break-through did not materialise. They also indicate that excelling in the fine art of...

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...
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