Following the recent EU-Western Balkans Summitand in view of the upcoming meeting of the European Council,COMECEand theEuropean Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftunginvite you to join a discussion entitled “Western Balkans and the EU: next steps…?”.
Together with the Catholic Centre for Social Science (KSZ), COMECE co-sponsors a 2-day reflection event“Populism and renationalisation – a test for Europe and its democracies” that will take placein Mönchengladbach, Germany, on 14-15 June 2018.
Pope Francis received the newly elected COMECE Standing Committee today 18 May, 2018, in the Vatican City. The audience gave the possibility to Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, to present to the Holy Father current points of dialogue between Bishops’ Conferences and political authorities of the EU.
Approximately two-thousands people attended the flagship event on the future of Europe entitled “In Diversity divided”, co-organised by COMECE, together with Renovabis and the Catholic Social Science Centre (KSZ), on 11 May 2018 in Münster, Germany.
A delegation from COMECE, together with CEC, met in Sofia on 8 May with the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Ekaterina Zakharieva, to exchange views on the priorities of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency.
Following the recently published “EU Strategy for the Western Balkans”, the EU perspective of the Western Balkans seems to be gaining new momentum. The political representatives of the 28 Member States will meet their Western Balkans counterparts at the Summit in Sofia on 17 May 2018, the first of its kind in 15 years.