Articles by: European Protestant News Network epnn

EUR: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe

EUR: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe

0 by / on 2012/12/11, 9:21 am / 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 pm / 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, 2:15 pm / 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, 6:58 am / 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, 7:20 am / 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, 9:14 am / 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 am / 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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EUR: How to come to stability, growth and jobs in Europe

EUR: How to come to stability, growth and jobs in Europe

0 by / on 2012/06/06, 1:31 pm / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels, Featured

epnn_brussels – Last week the European Commission presented a package of recommendations to enhance financial stability, to boost growth and to create employment in the EU. With these recommendations the Commission describes how the Member States and the EU can together support the recovery of the European economy. President Barroso stated: “Today the Commission has taken important decisions that set […]

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EUR: European Commission presents an employment package to fight unemployment

EUR: European Commission presents an employment package to fight unemployment

0 by / on 2012/04/24, 12:54 pm / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels, Featured

epnn – With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the European Commission has come forward with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs. The proposal focuses on the demand-side of job creation, setting out ways for Member States to encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business […]

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EUR: European Commission still urging for a European Financial Transaction Tax

EUR: European Commission still urging for a European Financial Transaction Tax

0 by / on 2012/03/30, 6:08 am / in Europe, Europe: epnn_brussels, Featured

The last announcements by the European Council seem to look for an honourable but silent funeral of a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The resistance of Member states like the UK, but also Sweden, Luxembourg and the Netherlands was too serious. Therefore the Danish presidency was asked by the EU finance ministers on 13 March to consider compromise alternatives. However, […]

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