Tuesday 28. March 2017
latest press releases
27. March 2017

COMECE contributes to the EU consultation on VAT rates

Webnews 27/03/2017

COMECE stresses that clear and fraud-proof Value Added Tax (VAT) rules are crucial for the functioning of the European single market, but that simplifying these rules should not take place to the detriment of the objective of a just and equitable tax system.

25. March 2017
Vom 16. bis zum 20. November 2015 absolvierten die 67 deutschen Bischöfe ihren turnusgemäßen Ad-limina-Besuch in Rom, um dem Papst und der Kurie über die Situation der Kirche in Deutschland zu berichten. Bild: Kardinal Reinhard Marx, Vorsitzender der

Reactions of Cardinal Marx to the Pope's Speech

Press 25/03/2017

Pope Francis received the Heads of State and Government of 27 EU Member States on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Cardinal Marx, President of COMECE, participated in this audience. Here is his reaction on Vatican Radio.

24. March 2017

Pope Francis: address to EU Heads of State and Government

Webnews 24/03/2017
Pope Francis addressed Heads of State and Heads of Government of European Union countries on Friday afternoon, the eve of the 60° anniversary of the signing of the treaties creating the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community – the first major structural steps toward creating the European Union. Read the full text
23. March 2017

Migration and Integral Human Development

Lunch debate 23/03/2017

COMECE wishes to invite you to a lunch event to debate what migration and asylum policies should take into account in order to preserve the primary rights of persons and assist less developed countries in their own integral development.

22. March 2017

How to implement a global concept of defence?

Webnews 22/03/2017

COMECE organised a roundtable debate on the possibilities to better articulate civilian and military aspects of a global concept of defence. 25 stakeholders from European External Action Sevice, EU Military Staff, European Commission, European Parliament as well as NATO, UN and from the humanitarian field discussed the opportunities to strengthen the coherence of civil-military relations at the European level.

21. March 2017

Re-thinking Europe: the Church is involved in the reflection process

Press 21/03/2017

The COMECE Bishops will meet in Brussels from 29 to 31 March to reflect on the future of the European Union.

17. March 2017

COMECE Secretary general met with Mairead McGuinness

Webnews 17/03/2017

Fr Olivier Poquillon OP met with Mairead McGuinness, for the first time after her election as the new Vice President of the European Parliament in charge of the dialogue with Religions. They exchanged views on their main points of interest and discussed the best way to allow a positive contribution of the Church to on-going debates in accordance with Article 17 TFEU.

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