A delegation from COMECE, together with CECand CROCEU, went to Bucharest on 28 January 2019 to meet Teodor-Viorel Meleșcanu, Foreign Affairs Minister of Romania, on the priorities of the Romanian EU Council Presidency.
The European Parliament adopted on 15 January 2019 the resolution on the EU guidelines and the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion outside the European Union. COMECE welcomes the adoption of this resolution.
COMECE reaffirmed the fundamental right to Freedom of Religion (FoRB) during a meeting at the EU Parliament on 5 November, highlighting the problem of religious illiteracy and the need to reinforce the EU mechanism for its protection.
Statistics show that more than70% of the global population suffers from restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief(FoRB). COMECE urges the EU to intensify its external action in order to promote the fundamental right of freedom of religion and full citizenship for all members of the communities where freedoms of religious minorities are restricted.