Sunday 28. November 2021
Social & Economic Policies

In 1957 the six founding nations of the European Economic Community set out to create a common market with a common competition and trade policy. This project remains central to the European Union. Under the terms of the Maastricht Treaty a monetary union dimension was added to the project. Today, the Treaty of the European Union requires in art 3,3 the EU to become “a highly competitive social market economy”. COMECE has welcomed the inclusion of this goal and recommended balancing responsibility and solidarity in the Euro zone. The COMECE Secretariat follows socio-ethical questions raised by the process of European integration in the field of social and economic policy. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Commission on Social Affairs

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10. November 2021

COMECE releases the first report of its Interfaith Youth Convention

Press Release, 10/11/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Wednesday 10 December 2021 the first report of its Interfaith Youth Convention, which gathers young Europeans sharing their hopes and recommendations for a better care of our Common Home.

29. October 2021

Join the webinar on “Listen to the Cry of the Poor in the context of COVID-19 and its recovery”

Invitation, 29/10/2021

On the occasion of the Fifth World Day of the Poor and following the launch of the statement on poverty by the COMECE Social Affairs Commission chaired by H.E. Mgr. Antoine Hérouard, COMECE is pleased to invite you to its online webinar “Listen to the Cry of the Poor in the context of COVID-19 and its recovery” to be held on Monday 15 November 2021, from 17:00 to 18:30 (CET).

14. October 2021

COMECE releases recommendations to enhance the fight against poverty in the EU

Press Release, 14/10/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Thursday 14 October 2021 the statement ‘Listen to the cry of the Poor in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its recovery’, proposing some good practices and recommendations to the EU institutions on how to enhance the fight against poverty in Europe. Mgr. Hérouard: “We should aim at reducing marginalization and enhancing more integral inclusion.”

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