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.
14. March 2019
Press Release, 14/03/2019
On the occasion of the 2019 COMECE Spring Assembly, EU Bishops received today, Thursday 14 March, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Together they urged all citizens to engage into the European political debate and vote with responsibility to protect and promote the common good.
07. March 2019
Press Release, 07/03/2019
Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will gather in Brussels on 13-15 March to participate in the 2019 COMECE Spring Plenary Assembly, with the announced participation of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
27. February 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.