more: Social pillar
We need dignified working conditions in a changing labour market
Read our contribution to the EU consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights.
TTIP: Free trade demands ethical principles
US and EU Bishops present their common position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) prior to the 14th round of negotiations.
more: Peace report
Europe's vocation to promote peace in the world
COMECE's contribution to the preparation of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy.
COMECE is monitoring and contributing to these major EU policy areas:
23. January 2017
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency pays tribute to the moral stand of the Bishop of Eisenstadt and COMECE member who, in 2015, “refused to allow a border fence to keep out refugees to be built on church land, and helped to change Austrian government policy on border security.” The Eisenstadt diocese gave temporary shelter to 1,000 people and is now helping to integrate more than 500 people.
20. January 2017
“One of the causes of the jihadi Salafism development is the lack of alternative proposals by our society” said Br Olivier Poquillon, Secretary general of COMECE, in his intervention to 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum.
18. January 2017
Pope Francis issues a vibrant call in favour of Child migrants and several Bishops conferences in Europe have launched statements and initiatives to encourage Christians and political leaders to act.