Monday 27. February 2017
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24. February 2017

Message of Lent of the Belgian Bishops: the Communion of People

Webnews 24/02/2016

"Are we dancing on a volcano ready to erupt?" In a globalized society, communion of people is essential to peace among nations. It implies justice and solidarity.

22. February 2017
20-02-2017

Dutch Bishops mark their support to European project

Webnews 22/02/2017

«We came to Brussels to express our commitment with the European Union» said Mgr Hoogenboom on the occasion of the visit of the Dutch Bishop’s Conference to the European Institutions and to COMECE in Brussels, on 20-21 February.

20. February 2017

World Day of Social Justice: towards an integrated approach to combat poverty

Webnews 20/02/2017

This 20 February marks the United Nations World Day of Social Justice, an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The COMECE Bishops recall that “Care and respect for the poorest and most vulnerable persons in a society are the basic criterion for social justice.”

17. February 2017

Participation of COMECE in the "Summer School" renewed until 2020

Webnews 17/02/2017

Since 2006, students from all over the world attend the Graz-Seggau International Graz University (Austria), organized by COMECE, the University of Graz and the Diocese of Graz-Seggau. Students and teachers work in an interdisciplinary manner on topical subjects, particularly those related to the European Union and its relations with "the Americas" (Canada, USA, Caribbean and Latin America).

15. February 2017

Europe needs more unity in the respect of social rights

Webnews 15/02/2017

COMECE and Caritas Europa welcome the request of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland to include the Council of Europe's European Social Charter in the EU proposal of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It is only through a coherent approach in European social policy that the growing divergence between Member States can be resolved.

13. February 2017

Proposals to improve EU’s integration of third country nationals

Webnews 13/02/2017

COMECE and other members of the Christian group on migration have published their comments on the Action Plan on the integration of third country nationals proposed by the European Commission. The Plan aims at supporting Member States in the integration of third-country nationals in the EU.

09. February 2017

Whose Security? Whose Defence?

Webnews 09/02/2017

COMECE participated in a conference on “The European Defence of Europe?” organised by Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations. The objective of the conference was to discuss with EU policy-makers, NATO representatives and academics the strategic questions of European defence cooperation and the development of appropriate capabilities.

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