Monday 6. December 2021
18-20 March

The Priorities and Working Programme of the New EU Commission

- COMECE Spring Plenary Assembly 18-20 March 2015


The COMECE Spring Plenary Assembly opens on Wednesday 18 March. The COMECE Bishops from all over Europe will attend the three-day closed meeting and will analyse the principal policy areas on which the new Juncker Commission sets out to work. They will also proceed internally to the election of a new Standing Committee.



On the opening day of the Plenary, the Bishops will be received at the Berlaymont by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.


The main topic of the Plenary is dedicated to the priorities and work Programme of the EU Commission. On Thursday, the Bishops-delegate from the 28 EU Member States will be introduced to the European Commission’s Work by two Commission officials: Mr. Rudolf Mögele, Deputy Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development and Marcel Haag, Head of Unit at the Secretariat General of the Commission.


The bishops will then have the opportunity to exchange views with Mr Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council.


On Friday, they will proceed to the election of the President and of the members of the Standing Committee for a new term of 3 years.


The meeting is not open to the public.


For journalists:


With the new elected President and Standing committee

Friday 20 March 13:00

at COMECE, Square de Meeûs 19-1050 Brussels

only accredited journalists can participate. Link to the accreditation:




More information and accreditation, please contact:


Johanna Touzel, COMECE Spokesperson and Press Officer    Tel+32 (0)2 235 05 15


Press contact:

Alessandro Di Maio

Press & Communications Manager E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 235 05 15
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