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12. September 2008

The external relationships of the European Union with Muslim countries

COMECE Press 12/09/2008

One of the issues raised was the question of reciprocity in terms of religious freedom. One hundred participants, including MEPs and civil servants of the EU institutions, took part in the seminar and in the ensuing debate.

09. September 2008

A new Secretary General for COMECE

COMECE Press 09/09/2008

Professor Father Piotr Mazurkiewicz is the new Secretary General of COMECE. He has been elected by the member Bishops of COMECE, with the Vatican's agreement, for a three year mandate.

03. September 2008

Extension of the length of maternity leave: A significant social progress for women

COMECE Press 03/10/2008

The COMECE Secretariat welcomes the proposal made by the European Commission to extend the minimal length of maternity leave in the EU from 14 to 18 weeks.

16. August 2008

COMECE Secretariat asks for reduced VAT rates in favour of families and cultural heritage

COMECE Press 16/05/2008

The COMECE contribution suggests reducing VAT rates on goods and services relating to families, and the renovation of churches and places of worship.

04. July 2008

Christian Europe and Islam in Europe

COMECE Press 04/07/2008

Third meeting of the series of Dialogue Seminars devoted to Islam, Christianity and Europe organised by CEC, COMECE and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, on 3 July 2008 in the European Parliament.

05. June 2008

Return Directive: The deep concern of Churches and Christian organisations

COMECE Press 05/06/2008

In view of the vote on the so called ‘Return directive’, Churches and Christian organisations restate their concerns about the proposed text.

30. May 2008

The building of Mosques in Europe: The visibility of religion in the European public space requires dialogue and consultation

COMECE Press 30/05/2008

The Seminar dealt with the issue of religion's visibility in the European public space, and more specifically with the question of places of worship and religious symbols in clothing.

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