Wednesday 19. September 2018
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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10. September 2018

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Webnews, 12/09/2018

On September 10th, 2018, COMECE participated in a high-level Colloquium celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights organised by the Holy See at the Council of Europe.

18. July 2018

Protection of minors in the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Webnews, 18/07/2018

The EU institutions have recently agreed on a revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The new Directive aims to provide an updated legal framework reflecting the significant and rapid evolution of the audiovisual media services technologies and market: from television to portable devices, video-on-demand services, video-sharing platforms, from traditional TV content to video clips and user-generated content.

26. April 2018

Cardinal Bassetti’s first official visit to the EU: a sign of courage and hope

Webnews, 26/04/2018

“I dream of a new Europe based on solidarity and courage, capable of being a common home for everyone”, stated H. Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti during his first official visit to the EU institutions as President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) on 22-25 April.

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