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30. October 2017

Speeches of Pope Francis on Europe

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Since 2014, Pope Francis held major speeches on the European project.

21. August 2017

Estonian EU Presidency, COMECE met with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas

Webnews, 21/08/2017

A delegation from COMECE met in Tallinn on August 18 with the Estonian Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Andres Anvelt, in order to discuss common concerns as well as the most urgent priorities of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

18. August 2017
As night falls in Barcelona, Spain, police officers and forensics experts continue to investigate Thursday afternoon's deadly van attack on the popular pedestrian boulevard Las Ramblas.

Cardinal Marx statement following terror attacks in Catalonia

Webnews, 18/08/2017

President of COMECE, Cardinal Marx, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Juan José Omella, and to the relatives of the victims of the shocking terror attacks that took place yesterday in the region of Catalonia, Spain, injuring more than 100 people and killing 14 people.

14. July 2017

Future of work after Laudato si’: debate on the changing labour market

Webnews, 14/07/2017

In a time of digitalisation, robotisation and climate change, the world of work is facing incredible changes. Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ and its call to protect employment and nature, COMECE took part in a seminar with the ILO, researchers and Church-based actors in Geneva.

12. July 2017

Religious actors discuss with policy-makers how to implement resilience

Webnews, 12/07/2017

COMECE hosted a roundtable debate on the concept of resilience and the respective roles of policy-makers and faith-based actors in this process. The meeting gathered 30 stakeholders from European External Action Service, European Commission, European Parliament as well UN and faith-based actors from the field. 

28. June 2017

Churches to the EU: Our future depends on common values

Webnews, 28/06/2017

On 27 June, the European Parliament, under the patronage of President Antonio Tajani, convened a dialogue with representatives of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities on the future of Europe.

27. June 2017

COMECE contributes to the theme of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018

Webnews, 27/06/2017

COMECE Secretariat expressed its position concerning the chosen topic of "belonging" in the context of the consultation launched by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in view of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018.

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