Dialogue with EU Institutions
Dialogue between the EU institutions and Churches and religious communities or associations is based on Article 17(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. This Dialogue is founded on the recognition of the identity and specific contribution of the aforesaid actors. Dialogue ex Article 17(3) TFEU builds upon consolidated practices which are open to enhancement and strengthening thanks to the legal basis foreseen in EU primary law. The COMECE Secretariat is an active partner of the EU institutions in the Dialogue process and its ongoing implementation.
29. November 2017
COMECE Legal Affairs Commission gathered under the presidency of Mgr. Hoogenboom to discuss the impact on Churches of EU data protection and non-discrimination laws.
27. November 2017
COMECE, together with its ecumenical partners and the current EU Presidency, organised in Tallinn the conference “Securitisation of Religious Freedom - Religion and Scope of State Control" on the role of religion and Churches in the European Union.
07. November 2017
“We are not an interest group speaking in favor of religions, we are European citizens committed to the construction of Europe”, said Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich during a high-level meeting between the EU institutions and religious leaders from across Europe.