Tuesday 2. March 2021
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.

25. February 2021

EU Bishops address the President of the Parliament on the recent Resolution on abortion in Poland

Press Release, 25/02/2021

The Presidency of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) addresses a letter to David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, with regard to the European Parliament Resolution of 26 November 2020 on abortion in Poland.

18. December 2020

COMECE addresses the EU Commission on Covid-19 strategy

Press Release, 18/12/2020

On the occasion of the last 2020 meeting of the COMECE Standing Committee on Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Bishops also addressed the European Commission Strategy on “Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter”. COMECE urges the European institutions to consult with Churches and religious communities especially when considering recommendations that have an impact on religious matters.

01. December 2020

COMECE participates in the high level EU-religious leaders’ meeting

Webnews, 01/12/2020

H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H.E. Mgr. Youssef Soueif, respectively President of COMECE and delegate of the Maronites in Cyprus to COMECE, participated in the 15th annual high-level EU-religious leaders' meeting on the theme "European Way of Life” on Friday 27 November 2020, with the Vice Presidents of the European Commission and Parliament, Margaritis Schinas and Roberta Metsola, in charge of Article 17 dialogue.

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Assistant General Secretary Legal advisor for Fundamental Rights and Article 17 TFEU issues...
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