Posts From Luca Jahier

Greece: will it be a shot in the arm?

Grecia: ci sarà una boccata d’ossigeno?

EN | IT – There’s no doubt that the triumph of the radical left in Greece had been widely heralded for months. People couldn’t take it any more, so they went for someone who could now tell them there’s still hope. And this will be the hardest thing, first and foremost for Tsipras, then for the European institutions. I don’t think there’s any real possibility of a Grexit, if you know what I mean (Greece’s withdrawal from the euro-zone): nobody wants it, it would make no sense for anyone, especially after the costs borne for the rescue that was decided back in 2012.

Europe, a new beginning

Europa, un nuovo inizio

EN | IT | FR | DE – We are at the dawn of a new legislature: the “to do list” is so urgent that no time can be wasted. We must avoid the risk of waiting any longer for somebody else to get the job done and find the courage to make new and difficult choices together for the years to come. Considering that President Juncker has now announced the new Commission composition – with responsibilities being structured around well-defined political priorities in the hands of Vice Presidents – the time has come for a change of tack in Europe as well. And I believe this should happen along 3 directions.

Four fronts for Christians

Quattro fronti per i cristiani

EN | IT | FR | DE – It’s on line the website for the second European Catholic Social Days (Madrid, Spain, 18-21 September 2014) on the theme “The Christian faith and the future of Europe”. The meeting is promoted by Comece (the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community) and Ccee (the Council of European Episcopal Conferences), together with the Archdiocese of Madrid. The first “European Catholic Social days”, promoted by Comece, were held in Gdansk from 7 to 9 October 2009. “Eurcom-Journalists for Europe” launches a debate in the light of the September event.