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.
04. February 2020
Press Release, 04/02/2020
COMECE unveils the redesigning of its logo in view of its 40th anniversary. Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, COMECE General Secretary: “fresh and modern, our new logo looks towards present and future challenges for the Church and the European Union”.
01. February 2020
Press Release, 01/02/2020
In the context of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the COMECE Standing Committee has elaborated a declaration on the topic.
31. January 2020
Press Release, 31/01/2020
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and at the end of the 60th anniversary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Pope Francis offered his blessings to both organisations.