We must know how to trust great literature, which invites the deployment of intense and demanding feelings. The elevation of the soul of the youth suffers in the absence of great literary works; they remain constricted in an elementary vision of the world, of feelings, of relationships between people.
Being chosen to play Joan the Maid of Orleans is not a simple matter of representation, but a real commitment. In a few days, Clotilde Forgeot d’Arc will begin a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the shepherdess of Lorraine, following the major stages of her epic journey.
At this time, no coalition has endorsed a candidate. While the current Prime Minister Mario Draghi is the favourite for the presidential election, his potential election would cause as many problems as it would solve.
Relations between Poland and European institutions have deteriorated considerably in recent months, leading to an increase in legal disputes between the two parties. On January 19th, Poland received a formal payment order from the European Commission for €69 million, with a payment obligation within 45 days.
The government-commissioned report is concerned about what it calls the “disappearance of the common systemic space.” But it identifies the problem without trying to find the multiple reasons for this space’s absence.
Emmanuel Macron displayed his ambition to promote European civilization and its culture, through a “common project respectful of the singularities and identities of each [nation].” In the exchange with French deputies, he recalled that he has never been opposed to promoting the Christian roots of Europe. The deputy from Rassemblement National attacked him: “Your Europe is 60 years old, ours is 3,000! You have made Europe the backyard of Washington, the prey of Beijing, the doormat of Erdogan, and the hotel of Africa.”
On account of the Ukrainian crisis, Macron attempts to strengthen solidarity among NATO member countries in the face of Moscow.
The day after her election, Roberta Metsola was keen to demonstrate her commitment to women’s access to contraceptives and abortion in the European Union.
Beyond her personal case, Päivi Räsänen is well aware that her struggle is much broader: “It is my honor to defend freedom of speech and religion.”
The blocking of the bill in the Senate should not prevent its adoption at the second reading in the National Assembly. The new law extending the legal deadline for abortion should come into force before the end of the term in February 2022.
The disappearance of the specific status of the Order is not simply a matter of symbols. Its diplomatic status, for example, facilitates its humanitarian work in a number of countries around the world.
The choice of the Italian president is the result of complicated negotiations between the different parties. For many years, the position has remained in the hands of the centre-left, but the right-wing, which nowadays has a relative majority, may be able to win the vote for the first time since the demise of the Christian democracy in the 1990s.