Monday 17. June 2019

Respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights are the values on which the European Union is founded. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU is the fundamental text of reference for Union policies and initiatives. COMECE closely follows policies related to justice and fundamental rights in areas such as equality and non-discrimination, data protection, family matters, rights of the child, child protection and EU citizenship. COMECE is of the view that fundamental rights must have a clear and objective concept of human dignity as their basis, that the focus must be on the ethical implications of EU policies and legislation, and that considerations must be given to the way these latter may impact on the activities of the Church. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Legal Affairs Commission

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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.

22. May 2019

COMECE gathers Church data protection experts

Webnews, 22/05/2019

Following a demand of its Legal Affairs Commission, COMECE organised on 21 May 2019 an expert meeting to discuss the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on Church activities after one year of application.

27. February 2019

COMECE welcomes some new EP steps towards a stronger transparency

Webnews, 27/02/2019

The European Parliament recently introduced new internal rules concerning transparency in its interaction with "interest representatives". The changes entered into force on 11 February 2019.

 

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