Tuesday 20. April 2021
Justice & Fundamental rights

Respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights are the values on which the European Union is founded. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU is the fundamental text of reference for Union policies and initiatives. COMECE closely follows policies related to justice and fundamental rights in areas such as equality and non-discrimination, data protection, family matters, rights of the child, child protection and EU citizenship. COMECE is of the view that fundamental rights must have a clear and objective concept of human dignity as their basis, that the focus must be on the ethical implications of EU policies and legislation, and that considerations must be given to the way these latter may impact on the activities of the Church. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Legal Affairs Commission

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12. March 2021

COMECE Legal Affairs Commission addresses data protection and transparency policies

Webnews, 12/03/2021

On Thursday 25 February 2021 the experts of the COMECE Legal Affairs Commission  met online to exchange on EU and Member States' legal developments affecting fundamental rights.

22. January 2021
16 février 2020 : Le Card. Jean-Claude HOLLERICH, archevêque de Luxembourg, prend possession du titre cardinalice de l'église San Giovanni Grisostomo (Saint-Jean-Chrysostome) à Rome, Italie.February 16, 2020: Card. Jean-Claude HOLLERICH, takes poss

COMECE President concerned for the erosion of Freedom of Religion in the Member States

Press Release, 22/01/2021

In the following statement published on Friday 22, January 2021, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses concerns for a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, that could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion by demanding sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language.

18. December 2020

COMECE addresses the EU Commission on Covid-19 strategy

Press Release, 18/12/2020

On the occasion of the last 2020 meeting of the COMECE Standing Committee on Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Bishops also addressed the European Commission Strategy on “Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter”. COMECE urges the European institutions to consult with Churches and religious communities especially when considering recommendations that have an impact on religious matters.

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