Tuesday 23. July 2019
Migration & Asylum

Migration and asylum are human rights issues. Frequently, individuals and families leave their places of origin or residence seeking an improvement in their living conditions or simply fleeing violence or war. The current scale of the phenomenon at the EU borders is worrying, as are the tragedies and deaths that result from the desperation of migrants, many of them victims of criminal activities of smugglers and traffickers. Integration of migrants and asylum seekers is also a challenge. The COMECE Secretariat works for the rights of migrants, refugees and hosting societies to be harmonised and respected in the EU for the sake of the common good in the Christian spirit of welcoming the stranger. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

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23. July 2019

COMECE calls for people-centred asylum policies

Webnews, 23/07/2019

COMECE welcomes the publication of the 2019 Asylum Office reportand calls EU Member States to respect international law obligations with regards to anyone looking for international protection in their territories.

15. July 2019

Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with Finnish EU Presidency

Press Release, 15/07/2019

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.

14. June 2019

The COMECE Presidency meets with Pope Francis

Webnews, 14/06/2019

Following the May 2019 elections of the European Parliament, the COMECE Presidency met with Pope Francis on Thursday 6 June 2019 to discuss on future challenges for the Church’s dialogue with the EU.

 

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José-Luis Bazán

Legal advisor for Migration and Asylum and Religious Freedom Secretary of the COMECE Working...
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