The COMECE Commission on EU External Relations monitors and prepares statements, contributions and activities to the ongoing EU-policy and public debate on the EU External Action. The Commission seeks to promote the global role of the EU as a leading actor for development and peace. In dialogue with EU institutions, the Commission closely accompanies the EU's trade policy, neighbourhood & enlargement policy, as well as foreign & security policy, and the promotion of human rights and human development in the world.
Its President is H.E. Mgr. Rimantas Norvila, Bishop of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania) and its Secretary is Marek Mišák, Policy adviser of the COMECE Secretariat. The members of this Commission are experts nominated by the EU Bishops’ Conferences for a mandate of 5 years. The Apostolic Nunciature to the EU and Justice & Peace Europe participate as observers.