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10. March 2020

COMECE presents recommendations for a more inclusive EU Youth & Education Programmes

Webnews, 10/03/2020

COMECE presented its recommendation paper on “Inclusive Youth and Education Programme” during a working lunch held in Brussels on Wednesday 4 March 2020 and organized by the COMECE’S Youth Platform member, Don Bosco Youth-Net, together with Caritas Germany and the Bavarian Youth Council.

20. February 2020

Card. Hollerich calls EU Bishops’ Conferences to launch relocation projects for refugees in Greece

Press Release, 20/02/2020

“An invitation for the whole Church to awaken new evangelical energies of welcome in each of the member countries of the European Union”. With these words, three leading Cardinals of the Catholic Church outline in a letter to EU Episcopal Conferences a strong call for relocation projects concerning refugee families stuck indefinitely in Lesbos and other reception camps in Greece.

18. February 2020

World Day of the Sick: COMECE welcomes EU plan against cancer

Webnews, 18/02/2020

On the occasion of last week’s World Day of the Sick, COMECE welcomes "Europe's Beating Cancer Plan", recently launched by the European Commission to propose actions for all stages of the disease. Pope Francis: "solidarity, subsidiarity […] and cooperation to ensure that everyone has access to suitable treatments for preserving and restoring their health".

13. February 2020

Catholic NGOs and COMECE on human rights violations in a globalised economy

Webnews, 13/02/2020

In the follow up of the Future of Work Reflection, on 27-28 January 2020 COMECE hosted a 2-day capacity-building seminar gathering Catholic-inspired organisations to discuss possible ways to improve people’s working conditions in the global value chain.

07. February 2020

COMECE facilitates Albanian Church delegation’s visit to the EU

Webnews, 07/02/2020

In the context of the current debate on the future of the EU enlargement process, COMECE received H.E. Mgr. George Frendo OP and H.E. Mgr. Gjergj Meta, respectively President and General Secretary of the Albanian Bishops’ Conference on 3-4 February 2020. They met with high-level representatives of the EU and of the Church to exchange on challenges and opportunities for Albania’s EU integration.

05. February 2020

COMECE establishes a dialogue with the Court of Justice of the EU

Webnews, 05/02/2020

On Friday 31 January 2020, a COMECE delegation met with several judges of the Court of Justice of the EU to discuss the increasing impact of the Court’s jurisprudence in the Member States’ legal systems. Mgr. Hoogenboom: “this fruitful dialogue enriched the COMECE Legal Affairs Commission and brought to the attention of the judges legal specificities and some key points of the Catholic Church in the EU”.

04. February 2020

COMECE unveils a new logo in celebration of its upcoming 40th anniversary

Press Release, 04/02/2020

COMECE unveils the redesigning of its logo in view of its 40th anniversary. Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, COMECE General Secretary: “fresh and modern, our new logo looks towards present and future challenges for the Church and the European Union”.

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