COMECE welcomes the ‘European Green Deal’ as presented yesterday Wednesday Wednesday 11 December 2019, at the European Parliament by EU Commission’s President Ms. Ursula von der Leyen
Today, International Human Rights Day, Churches in Europe have raised up as one voice to demand EU politicians “put human dignity at the heart of policy-making” and “design policies that work for the people”.
The Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions – a continent-wide network of Church groups on the frontlines of the fight against poverty and for human rights, peace, reconciliation, development and the care of Creation – has called on the EU today, International Human Rights Day, to “protect and promote” the rights of indigenous peoples.
European Churches have urged the new EU authorities to “exercise solidarity, share responsibility and show leadership” on the migrants and asylum seeker issue.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union has urged the EU to sponsor “a fair and people-centred Eastern partnership, promoting sustainable and integral human development and lasting peace”.
The EU Bishops and Church aid agency Caritas Europa have denounced that nearly one out of every five EU citizens is living in poverty or at risk of poverty.
Church groups are calling on the EU to guarantee “more humane, transparent and effective” resources for migrants and asylum seekers in the Union.
Caritas Europa has pleaded with EU policy-makers to see migration not just as a challenge, but as an opportunity for development.
“Constructing walls between people is never the solution”, the European Bishops have warned on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A partnership of Church and civil society groups has denounced that the European Union only provides for the resettlement of 1.6% of the 1.4 million refugees around the world in need of a new home.
“Here in Europe we have a lifestyle that our planet can no longer sustain”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has warned.
“We cannot continue having wild capitalism”, where “nation-states cannot control big companies, or the flow of money anymore”, a leading European cardinal has warned.
Church charity Caritas Europa is demanding the European Commission “put words into action” for the more than 112 million people experiencing poverty or social exclusion in Europe.
A group of international Catholic social justice organisations is calling on the EU to reinforce its support of defenders of the Amazon region.
The international Catholic peace movement Pax Christi has given new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recommendations for policy action.
The European Union has launched a new “Global Exchange on Religion in Society” initiative, an exchange program for civil society agents working on faith and social inclusion.
Church groups along with a total of 61 NGOs have written an open letter to Members of the European Parliament to express their “deep concern” about policy proposals.
“Populism is counter to the spirit of Europe”, cardinal-elect Jean-Claude Höllerich has said, also adding a warning about Brexit.
The outgoing General Secretary of a key delegation of bishops to the European Union in Brussels has called on EU leaders to “rethink democratic processes” on the continent so as to overcome their problem of “legitimacy”.
The bishops of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, have decried the “uncertainty, frustration and marginalisation” to which many young people are subject in Europe.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is looking for the European Union to strengthen its partnership with its six neighbouring countries to the East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
COMECE, the European Bishops’ delegation to EU institutions in Brussels, has welcomed a new report on “Policy and investment recommendations…
Key figures in the European Catholic Church have welcomed the appointment of German politician Ursula von der Leyen as the new European Commission President.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) is calling on EU member states to adopt “people-centred asylum policies”.
Church representatives from across Europe have expressed their disappointment about the failure of EU Ministers of Interior to agree on any arrangement for search and rescue in the Mediterranean.
The European branch of Caritas, the Catholic Church’s relief, development and social services arm, has denounced the problem of over-indebtedness in a new edition of its online newsletter.
An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.
On July 3, 2019, COMECE co-organised together with Don Bosco International and the Baha’i International Community a dialogue meeting on “Human Rights & Religion” with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Experts of EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 26 June 2019 to participate in the COMECE Social Affairs Commission.