Saturday 24. June 2017
External Action

The EU started to develop a Common Foreign and Security Policy with the Maastricht Treaty (1992). Moreover, in recent years, the EU intensified efforts to promote Human Rights outside its borders and it has played a major role in International Trade and Development Aid. EU Enlargement continues to be an important pillar of EU’s External Policy. Since 2004 a specific Neighborhood Policy was elaborated to establish good relations with neighboring countries. In the hope that a united Europe can take a stronger role on the world stage, COMECE together with Justice and Peace Europe aims to assist the EU in its vocation to promote global peace and assume its responsibility for supporting sustainable development and social justice across the world. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Commission on the External Relations of the European Union

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19. June 2017

COMECE contribution on the future of European defence

Webnews, 19/06/2017

In the current geopolitical and strategic environment, security is a major concern for people and a priority for the EU. Ahead of the European Council, COMECE has published its assessment and proposals for a future European Security and Defence Policy.  

09. June 2017

EU strategy on resilience: a shift towards pre-emptive peace-building?

Webnews, 09/06/2017

The EU presented a Joint Communication on how it aims to support states, societies, communities and individuals in adapting to growing and increasingly long-term pressures. COMECE welcomes the EU’s Joint Communication on resilience and encourages the EU to prioritise a people-centered approach in the implementation process.


30. May 2017

Migration: root causes and how to address them

Webnews, 30/05/2017

Archbishop François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo from Bukavu (DR Congo) debated with representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament the root causes of migration in Central and Eastern Africa, and the possible ways to address them.

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