Monday 27. February 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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09. February 2017

Whose Security? Whose Defence?

Webnews 09/02/2017

COMECE participated in a conference on “The European Defence of Europe?” organised by Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations. The objective of the conference was to discuss with EU policy-makers, NATO representatives and academics the strategic questions of European defence cooperation and the development of appropriate capabilities.

06. February 2017

Colombia: from child soldiers to peace-builders

Webnews 06/02/2017

40 participants took part in the lunch event and exchanged with young people from Medellín (Colombia) and with Fr. Rafael Bejarano sdb, Director de Ciudad Don Bosco (CBD) in Medellín. The Salesians of Don Bosco are helping former children soldiers to re-integrate into society. View the video documentary entitled “Alto el Fuego” ("Ceasefire”).

27. January 2017

COMECE discusses Peace, Trade and Development

Webnews 27/01/2017

Under the chairmanship of the COMECE member Bishop for Luxembourg Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, the joint COMECE - Justice & Peace Europe commission on the external relations of the EU exchanged with representatives of the EU on the current issues in EU External Action.

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