Thursday 14. December 2017
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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06. December 2017

COMECE Social Affairs Commission: reflection on the future of work

Webnews, 06/12/2017

COMECE Social Affairs Commission and Catholic-inspired organisations exchanged with experts and EU officials on the transformative shift undergoing in the world of work.

20. November 2017

World Day of the Poor: Pope Francis calls to tackle the causes of poverty

Webnews, 20/11/2017

“We need to hear the cry of the poor and commit ourselves to ending their marginalisation“, said Pope Francis in his Message for the World Day of the Poor on Sunday.


17. November 2017

Churches welcome the European Pillar of Social Rights

Press Release, 17/11/2017

COMECE and CEC welcome the inter-institutional proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights to be signed today at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth that is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

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