Category Archives: 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.

📺 VIDEO | Apostolic Nuncio to the EU: “Politics thrives on dialogue”

The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, H.E. Mgr. Noël Treanor, participated in the St. Michael Annual Reception held in Berlin on Monday 4 September 2023 by the German Bishop Conference (DBK) and its liaison office in Berlin. The event featured the participation of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Full video | Read statements In his speech, the Apostolic Nuncio promoted the “art of compromise” … Continue reading »


COMECE contributes to EP dialogue seminar on the EU Single Market

In the Article 17 TFEU Dialogue Seminar on the 30th Anniversary of the EU Single Market, held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 27 June 2023, COMECE recalled that “more inclusive and fair economic models are needed for the benefit of all and essential to ensure that the EU project remains vibrant”. Watch the video of the event The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of … Continue reading »

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ECUMENISM | COMECE President Mgr. Crociata greets the 2023 CEC General Assembly in Tallinn

The President of COMECE, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, greeted the participants of the 2023 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Tallinn (Estonia) on Sunday, 18 June 2023. Crociata: “As the tragic war against Ukraine rages on, common understandings and projects are necessary to overcome conflict and create ways of reconciliation and peace”. Speech [EN – IT] Mgr. Mariano Crociata was invited to … Continue reading »


The President of COMECE offers a reflection on the role that Christian values should play in the EU

The President of COMECE, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, participated on 9-10 June 2023 in a high-level meeting held in Rome by the European People’s Party (EPP). Members of the European Parliament gathered in Rome for this event and exchanged on the future of Europe and the role of Christianity. Mgr. Crociata offered a reflection on the role that Christian values should play in the European … Continue reading »


COMECE and CEC hold prayer for peace and Christian unity at European Parliament

To mark Pentecost, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) together with the Conference of European Churches (CEC) held on Tuesday 6 June 2023 a Prayer for Peace and Christian Unity at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by MEP Jan Olbrycht. Prayers and special messages were shared by COMECE President H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata and CEC President Rev. … Continue reading »

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Delegation of European Churches meets with Swedish EU Presidency 

An ecumenical delegation representing the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met with Swedish Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Jakob Forssmed, on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, to discuss the implementation of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read COMECE-CEC Contribution During the meeting held in Stockholm, the ecumenical delegation expressed … Continue reading »