In Europe, a Search for What Defines the EU's Moral Identity ; Newer EU Members Struggle to Promote a More Traditional Morality
Christa Case and Michael J. Jordan, The Christian Science Monitor
Europe, it seems, is having a bit of an identity crisis. As leaders from Budapest to Barcelona vie to guide the continent's forward course, the needle on Europe's moral compass is bouncing frenetically between two increasingly polarized camps.
* The European Union last month rebuffed Poland's president over his interest in promoting a return to the death penalty. Tuesday, meanwhile, Polish students rallied against a plan to have stronger religious and patriotic values taught in schools.
* Last winter, Slovakia provoked an EU outcry when it negotiated a draft treaty with the Vatican to give legal protection to doctors who refuse to perform abortions.
* In …
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Publication information: Article title: In Europe, a Search for What Defines the EU's Moral Identity ; Newer EU Members Struggle to Promote a More Traditional Morality. Contributors: Christa Case and Michael J. Jordan - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 6, 2006. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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