Justice, Fundamental Rights & Article 17 TFEU

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 freedom of religion inside the EU, Church-State relations, equality and non-discrimination, data protection, family matters, rights of the child, child protection, hate speech/hate crimes. COMECE is of the view that fundamental rights must have a clear and objective concept of human dignity as their basis, and that consideration must be given to their impact on the activities of the Church.

COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Legal Affairs Commission.

13 June 2023

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

H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, President of COMECE, speaking at the EPP meeting in…
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6 June 2023

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

H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, President of COMECE, addressing the participants of the COMECE-CEC…
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30 May 2023

Delegation of European Churches meets with Swedish EU Presidency 

An ecumenical delegation representing the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE)…
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