Posts Tagged: eu

Faith in Commission appointments

The sudden, unusual and controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr to be the new Secretary General of the European Commission has been dominating offstage conversations in Brussels for a more than a month. The small Brussels bubble media has provided almost

Faith in Commission appointments

The sudden, unusual and controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr to be the new Secretary General of the European Commission has been dominating offstage conversations in Brussels for a more than a month. The small Brussels bubble media has provided almost

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Children in immigration detention: new report

Among the people seeking sanctuary in Europe, the number of children has substantially increased (32 percent of European Union asylum applications in 2016). European countries seek to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of

Children in immigration detention: new report

Among the people seeking sanctuary in Europe, the number of children has substantially increased (32 percent of European Union asylum applications in 2016). European countries seek to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

The EU White Paper and EU Summit focus on defence as a moment to reflect on values in EU leadership

When reading the European Commission White Paper, I was struck at how the discourse switches from reminding us of the initial peace project that the EU was built on to the sudden need to prepare for war by strengthening the

The EU White Paper and EU Summit focus on defence as a moment to reflect on values in EU leadership

When reading the European Commission White Paper, I was struck at how the discourse switches from reminding us of the initial peace project that the EU was built on to the sudden need to prepare for war by strengthening the

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from