Articles by: European Protestant News Network epnn

World: Churches express respect for Pope Benedict as he resigns

World: Churches express respect for Pope Benedict as he resigns

0 by / on 2013/02/12, 07:42 / in Europe

Churches all over Europe reacted to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: World Council of Churches: WCC expresses respect for Pope Benedict as he resigns The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has brought words of respect and appreciation from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. “We have to respect fully the […]

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EUR: Financial Transaction Tax

EUR: Financial Transaction Tax

0 by / on 2013/01/24, 07:19 / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels

On Tuesday, 22nd January, the EU Finance ministers decided to pursue the track to come to a European Financial Transaction Tax. Coming together as the Economic and Financial Council of the EU the ministers agreed to proceed through the special legal instrument of the Lisbon Treaty on an “enhanced cooperation”. This means that the Council of the EU has confirmed […]

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EUR: New studies on the employment and social situation in Europe

EUR: New studies on the employment and social situation in Europe

0 by / on 2013/01/16, 17:17 / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels

In the last two weeks the European Commission published two studies on the employment and social situation in Europe. Both – the “Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review” and the “EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, December 2012” – sound the alarm. It is obvious that Europe is confronted with a new divide and a rising divergence across […]

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EUR: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe

EUR: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe

0 by / on 2012/12/11, 09:21 / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels

On Wednesday, 5 December, the European Commission has presented a package of measures to tackle youth unemployment in Europe. The “moving youth into employment”-package consists of proposals on a Youth Guarantee, a Quality Framework for Traineeships, a European Alliance for Apprenticeships and an initiative to foster Youth Mobility. By presenting the proposals László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, said: “High youth […]

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EUR: Annual Growth Survey 2013

EUR: Annual Growth Survey 2013

0 by / on 2012/11/29, 12:40 / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels

On Wednesday, 28 November, the European Commission adopted and published the Annual Growth Survey 2013. The Annual Growth Survey (AGS) defines the economic and social priorities for the EU in 2013. It launches the so-called European Semester of policy coordination “through which national performances and priorities are reviewed collectively at the EU level in the first half of each year” […]

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GR/EUR: “Zeit der Krise – Zeit der Solidarität”

GR/EUR: “Zeit der Krise – Zeit der Solidarität”

0 by / on 2012/11/23, 14:15 / in Europe

Neue Perspektiven statt Schuldzuweisungen braucht das griechische Volk, betont eine Delegation europäischer Kirchenleitungen nach einem Besuch bei den griechischen Kirchen. Mit dabei waren Olav Fykse Tveit, Guy Liagre, Thomas Wipf und Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. EPNN – “Wir wissen, dass wir alle an der Krise mitschuldig sind. Wir bitten Europa jedoch: demütigt uns nicht weiter.” Eindrückliche Worte fand Meletios B. Meletiadis vor […]

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EUR: European Commission presents Rethinking Education strategy

EUR: European Commission presents Rethinking Education strategy

0 by / on 2012/11/23, 06:58 / in Europe

On Tuesday, 20 November, the European Commission presented its new Rethinking Education strategy. In view of very high youth unemployment in Europe the strategy promotes a change and adaption of the education systems in the Member States towards the challenges of today’s economy and labour market. In the context of widespread austerity measures and cuts in education budgets the Commission […]

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EUR: Statement of the CPCE General Assembly on the situation of Christians in the Middle East

EUR: Statement of the CPCE General Assembly on the situation of Christians in the Middle East

0 by / on 2012/09/26, 07:20 / in Europe, Europe: CPCE, Featured

The General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE, gathered for its 7th General Assembly in Florence from 20-26 September 2012, agreed on a statement on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The statement was inspired by the speech Rosangela Jarjour gave to the delegates of the 106 Protestant Churches from all over Europe. The […]

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EUR: Thomas Wipf: Miteinander der Kulturen entscheidende Herausforderung der heutigen Zeit

EUR: Thomas Wipf: Miteinander der Kulturen entscheidende Herausforderung der heutigen Zeit

0 by / on 2012/09/20, 09:14 / in Europe

Der scheidende GEKE-Präsident Thomas Wipf äussert sich im NEV-Interview zur heute beginnenden Vollversammlung, zur Idee einer europäischen evangelischen Synode und zum Stand der Ökumene. NEV/EPNN – Ein “sehr protestantisches Motto” sei das Thema ‘Frei für die Zukunft’, das sich die siebte Vollversammlung der Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Kirchen in Europa GEKE auf die Fahnen geschrieben hat. Dies sagte GEKE-Präsident Thomas Wipf im […]

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EUR: EC President Barroso campaigns decisive deal for Europe

EUR: EC President Barroso campaigns decisive deal for Europe

0 by / on 2012/09/13, 10:45 / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels, Featured

Wednesday, 12 September, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso held his annual State of the Union speech in Strasbourg in the plenary of the European Parliament. epnn_brussels – A “federation of nation states” he proposed as political horizon for the development of the European Union. He clearly expressed the deep European crisis with its different financial, economic, […]

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