EU External Affairs

The EU started to develop a Common Foreign and Security Policy with the Maastricht Treaty (1993), aiming at preserving world peace, promoting international cooperation and consolidating democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

The Lisbon Treaty (2009) provided the Union with legal personality and an institutional structure for implementing these tasks through the EU’s external action. Inspired by the Church’s vision for Europe as “a promise of peace” and a “source of development”, COMECE closely accompanies the major fields of EU external policies (Common Foreign and Security Policy, Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Assistance, Trade Policy, Human Rights Policy and Neighbourhood & Enlargement Policy) and seeks to contribute to strengthening EU’s leading global role as an integrating force for a more peaceful, just, welcoming and sustainable world.

COMECE is assisted in this mission by the Commission on EU External Relations.

10 October 2023

STATEMENT | “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!”

(Photo: Shutterstock) In the context of the current dramatic and devastating events unfolding…
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2 October 2023

In Veritate Award given to EP President Metsola for her achievements in combining Christian and European values

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, was awarded with the “2023 In Veritate…
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27 September 2023

EVENT | Documentary on child labour in the Dominican Republic to be screened at COMECE

COMECE invites you to participate in the launch event of the documentary Canillitas to be…
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