Friday 15. November 2019
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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13. November 2019

The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission addresses GDPR and media challenges

Webnews, 13/11/2019

The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission convened for its second meeting of the year on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, mainly focusing on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which remains a key priority for COMECE.

15. July 2019

Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with Finnish EU Presidency

Press Release, 15/07/2019

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.

09. July 2019

Religions strengthen their relations with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Webnews, 09/07/2019

On July 3, 2019, COMECE co-organised together with Don Bosco International and the Baha'i International Community a dialogue meeting on “Human Rights & Religion” with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the participation of Churches and religious communities (Article 17 TFEU), as well as of faith-based organisations (Article 11 TEU).

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