Tuesday 20. November 2018
2005
18. November 2005

EU-Research Funding and Ethics

COMECE Press 18.11.2005

In the context of the Lisbon Strategy the member states have agreed to significantly increase expenditure for research and development by the year 2010. The EU’s institutions are currently in the process of adopting the 7th Research Framework Programme and its complementary specific research programmes.

18. November 2005

COMECE outlines its willingness to engage in Plan D

COMECE Press 18.11.2005

In order for the EU to seriously communicate locally with European citizens, then it should not overlook the Churches’ capacity to act as an interlocutor. This was the principle message from the Bishops of COMECE at their Autumn Plenary Meeting held from 16-18 November 2005 in Brussels.

10. November 2005

Vatican II’s message for contemporary Europe in crisis

COMECE Press 10.11.2005

The fortieth anniversary of Vatican II and the lessons that the Church in Europe can take from it in order to address the current crisis in the European Union will provide the main themes for debate during the autumn Plenary Meeting of COMECE from 16-18 November 2005 in Brussels.

12. October 2005

The EU must respect the human rights it espouses in its migration and asylum policy

COMECE Press 12.10.2005

In light of the flagrant human rights abuses at Ceuta and Melilla, six Churches and Christian organisations have written to the Justice and Home Affairs Council, which meets on 12 October, to demand that the European Union lives up to the rhetoric it espouses on human rights and concretises them within its migration and asylum policy.

23. September 2005

Bishops from Europe and the USA meet to foster partnership

COMECE Press 23.09.2005

At the first meeting of its kind, bishops from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) and from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) came together to reflect upon some of the world’s major problems within the context of the transatlantic relationship. The meeting took place from 21-23 September 2005 in Brussels.

22. August 2005

COMECE President calls for the immediate release of Archbishop Jovan

COMECE Press 22.08.2005

Bishop Josef Homeyer, President of COMECE, today sent a letter to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President-in-Office of the European Council, to the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, and to the European Commissioner for Enlargement, Olli Rehn, alerting them to the imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan Vraniskovski of Ochrid and the Metropolitan of Skopje.

17. August 2005

Statement on the death of Brother Roger Schutz-Marsauche, founder of the Taizé Community

COMECE Press 17.08.2005

Following the violent death of Brother Roger Schutz-Marsauche on 16 August 2005, the Secretary General of COMECE, Mgr Noël Treanor offers the following statement.

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