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Future EU 19-02-2018

Orbán calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on April elections

Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán called yesterday (18 February) for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an 8 April election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Christians recognised as most persecuted religious group worldwide

Around the world, Christians are being persecuted because of their faith. The European Parliament brought much-needed recognition to the victims of persecution and needs to follow up with concrete tools to protect religious groups worldwide, writes Adina Portaru.
Global Europe 09-06-2016

German parliament condemns Turkish threats against lawmakers

The president of Germany's parliament condemned threats against German lawmakers of Turkish origin after the Bundestag last week passed a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide.
Enlargement 27-05-2016

EU urges Bosnia to publish census results

The European Union urged Bosnia Thursday to publish by July the results of a national census, the latest subject of an inter-ethnic dispute but which is considered a crucial step towards EU integration.

Romanian groups push for same-sex marriage ban

Romanian campaigners said Monday (23 May) they had collected three million signatures on a petition to block same-sex unions in the EU member state.
Global Europe 29-01-2016

Will the Parliament support Christians in the Middle East?

Islamic State has perpetrated some of the most fearsome acts of the War on Terror. On Wednesday (3 February), the European Parliament will vote on a resolution that seeks to class their brutality as genocide, writes Lars Adaktusson.
Mgr Bashar Matti Warda
Languages & Culture 29-10-2015

Christians in Middle East have a ‘vocation’ to stay

The violence and terror of IS has effectively driven all Christians and Yazidis from their homes in Iraq. To stay in the Middle East or not - that’s the most pressing question for refugees in the region, writes Benoit Lanoo.
Languages & Culture 19-08-2015

Commission frowns on ‘Christian only’ solidarity with migrants

Asked to comment today (19 August) on a statement by the premier of Slovakia that his country would only accept Christian migrants, the European Commission reiterated the principle of non-discrimination, which is at the core of EU legislation.
Climate change 18-06-2015

Pope calls for ‘open spirit’ towards climate change encyclical

Pope Francis has called for his encyclical on the environment to be received with an “open spirit”, saying the unprecedented ecological statement should be seen as an appeal for responsibility.
Languages & Culture 19-05-2015

Azerbaijan positions itself as promoter of multiculturalism

Baku is hosting a world forum on intercultural dialogue, conveying the message that if multiculturalism was failing in some European countries, it is alive and kicking in Azerbaijan and could be an example to the world. EURACTIV reports from Baku.
Languages & Culture 16-01-2013

British woman wins religious discrimination case

An employee who was asked by British Airways to remove a Christian cross from around her neck has won a religious discrimination case at Europe's human rights court but three other claimants lost similar cases on Tuesday (15 January).
Languages & Culture 05-09-2012

Britons take workplace religion fight to European rights court

British employers trample on religious freedoms by barring staff from wearing crosses at work, requiring them to provide sex advice to gays, or to preside at same-sex civil partnership ceremonies, four Christians told Europe's top rights court yesterday (4 August).
Languages & Culture 28-04-2011

EU chiefs line up for John Paul II beatification

Sunday's (1 May) beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II will be attended by EU officials at the highest level, with Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Jerzy Buzek all expected in Rome to mark the occasion. By contrast, most EU heads of state have instead chosen to mark Labour Day.
Languages & Culture 24-01-2011

Is hate speech back in FYROM?

Strange as it may sound, the head of the (unrecognised) Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC), Archbishop Stefan lashed out in a Christmas interview for the media at young mother Spaska Mitrova, who has been harassed by the Skopje authorities for taking Bulgarian citizenship. Lazar Mladenov, president of the Bulgarian Cultural Club in Skopje, looks into the matter. 
Global Europe 21-01-2011

EU ups efforts to protect Christians worldwide

The European Parliament adopted yesterday (20 January) a widely-backed resolution requesting sanctions against countries which do not protect religious minorities, following a spate of violence against Christian communities around the world. MEPs were reassured by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who promised action.