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Fairer taxation strengthens social justice

Statement of Justice and Peace Europe on recent decisions of the Council of the European Union   In recent months and years, media leaks have revealed the shocking extent of systematic tax fraud and aggressive tax avoidance. Tax havens and loopholes in the legislation of many countries are at...

A Catholic pledge for the Sustainable Development Goals

Statement of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly in New York, 25 September 2015  1. The 25th of September 2015 was a special and memorable day. On this same day Pope Francis gave an...

EU Agenda on Migration: a first step in the right direction

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers” (Hebrew 13:2)   Since 19 April 2015, when 800 people died in a boat disaster in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, the European institutions have intensively addressed the issue of migration and the treatment of refugees in Europe and on...

Promoting social rights and reducing social inequality

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia Europea de Comisiones de Justicia y Paz (Justicia y Paz Europa) acoge con satisfacción el documento de Bruselas sobre el futuro de los derechos sociales en Europa y la propuesta que contiene para mejorar la protección de los derechos sociales como derechos...
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