March 2019

Filling the Law-Shaped Hole in ‘Migration’

Faced with the large, often uncontrolled movements of people we see around the world today, many countries – including my own – are seeking to more effectively protect their borders, enforce their immigration laws, and generally ensure that immigration promotes the interests of their citizens. But effective national solutions for migration must begin with clear and informed thinking about problems.

Budapest Summit on Migration

The Budapest Summit on Migration, organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) ended just a few days ago. Yet we are still reeling from the facts and figures presented there by numerous speakers. The situation in Europe — thanks in part to Angela Merkel — is far worse than we had imagined.

CONFERENCE

26-28 June

The Western Abdication of Natural Rights

Thomas Jefferson, while not recognizing any established religion in the newly created United States, realized that in order to enact laws that would ensure the ‘unalienable’ and ‘self-evident’ natural rights, they could not separate themselves from God and his natural law.  But today, the Western body politic has altogether abandoned that natural law.

FAFCE’s ‘Vote for Family’ Campaign

The European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) recently announced its EU-wide campaign in the lead-up to the European elections of 23-26 May. The campaign, ‘Vote for Family’, seeks “more family-responsive policies within the framework of the EU competences,” according to FAFCE’s Vice-President, Vincenzo Bassi.

PUBLISHERS’ STATEMENTS

This is the first of two ‘Publishers’ Statements’ to be posted during the inaugural months of the online edition of The European Conservative.  A Statement by a representative of the Board of the Center for European Renewal shall be published in due course.

“Europa Sovranista”

Organized by Italy’s Nazione Futura, this one-day Italian-language conference (“Sovereign Europe: What role for European conservatives and sovereigntists?”) brings together former President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013), Vaclav Klaus; former Chancellor of the Office of the Czech President, Jiří Weigl; founder and Board President of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, Benjamin Harnwell; and the founder of conservative publisher Giubilei Regnani Editore and President of Nazione Futura, Francesco Giubilei.

The cause of Europe’s crisis

This essay appears on the website of “One of Us”, a European Citizens’ Initiative launched in 2014 to defend life beginning at conception:

“Today’s man needs to return to [the truth], come back from remote aims of biotechnological research and the misleading worship of scientific idolatry to the reality of everyday life.” (Anna Kováčová)