Senior church leaders in Britain have joined their counterparts in Europe and Africa in urging the UK government to play its part in seeking to make trade negotiations between the EU and some of the world’s poorest countries about justice not greed.
European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has praised the role of Christianity in promoting European unification, and has appealed to religions to strengthen the values on which the unity of the continent is based.
Inciting racial and xenophobic hatred is now a crime across the European Union. But Britain's law is tougher and includes religion, Holocaust denial was not specified, though it is illegal in some countries.
Developing countries should be wary of the European Union’s (EU) latest offer of duty and quota-free access to its markets for developing countries, announced in Brussels yesterday, Christian Aid has said.
Grass roots Catholic movements have signed a common document urging a new direction for the European Union based not on an obsession with recognising its religious history, but on a new vision of justice.
The European Union is continuing to abuse its position of power when negotiating trade agreements with 75 of its former colonies, the International Development Committee of the House of Commons said yesterday.