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03. May 2018

COMECE contribution in view of the EU-Western Balkans Summit

Webnews, 03/05/2018

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.

26. April 2018

Cardinal Bassetti’s first official visit to the EU: a sign of courage and hope

Webnews, 26/04/2018

“I dream of a new Europe based on solidarity and courage, capable of being a common home for everyone”, stated H. Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti during his first official visit to the EU institutions as President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) on 22-25 April.

19. April 2018

President of COMECE Hollerich meets EU Commission President Juncker

Press Release, 19/04/2018

COMECE President, Archbishop of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Hollerich S.J., met yesterday, 18 April 2018, with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission.

16. April 2018

President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Bassetti’s first official visit to the EU

Press Release, 16/04/2018

A delegation led by H. Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), will come to Brussels on 22-25 April 2018 in order to exchange with high-level officials on the realities of the EU from the perspective of the Italian Church.

13. April 2018

Criminalisation of circumcision: putting the fundamental rights’ system at risk!

Webnews, 13/04/2018

“Criminalising male circumcision might endanger the whole system of fundamental rights, as well as the Rule of Law”, stated COMECE General Secretary fr. Olivier Poquillon op during the conference on "Religious rituals and fundamental rights" held last Tuesday 10th of April 2018 at the European Parliament.

12. April 2018

COMECE takes a stand on “Fake News”

Webnews, 12/04/2018

In continuity with Pope Francis’ recent condemnation of fake news as a tool to isolate, divide, and oppose people, and ultimately to hinder dialogue, COMECE participated to the Public consultation on fake news and online disinformation carried out by the European Commission with the aim of developing an effective strategy tackling the phenomenon.

11. April 2018

COMECE Legal Affairs Commission: update on data protection and non-discrimination

Webnews, 11/04/2018

The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission - an instrument of exchange among national Church experts and dialogue with the EU institutions - gathered on March 20th 2018 under the Presidency of Mgr. Hoogenboom to debate on number of topics relevant to the status of Churches in the Member States (Article 17(1) TFEU).

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