When partnerships are under strain, facing a crisis may either bring people together or deepen divisions.
“Social business is a good example of an approach to business that is both responsible and contributes to growth and jobs.”, according to European Commissioner Michel Barnier.
The role of the EU in the field of justice, rights and citizenship has increased with the Treaty of Lisbon. This aspect is meant to be reflected in the revision of EU funding in these areas.
The ban on heterologuos assisted reproductive technologies in conformity with the European Convention of Human Rights.
More than 20% of job seekers under 25 in the EU are unable to find a job. For this reason, youth unemployment is twice that for the total work force in the EU.
For Nigerian Christians, last Christmas and the days that followed have been a nightmare. Christian communities have become the sole target of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists group.
The Durban agreements made some progress towards a global climate regime, but did not deliver enough to prevent dangerous climate change and its impacts on the most vulnerable countries.
While the economic crisis is hitting Europe where it hurts most and as more and more voices are being raised to denounce the capitalist economic system, COMECE’s bishops set out their vision of a social market economy.
Climate change, increasing energy costs and peak oil are not only challenges for the European countries but also for the European churches.
> 30 May
COMECE participates in the annual High-level EU-Religious Leaders Meeting, Brussels, with Presidents Barroso, Van Rompuy and Schulz
> 20 June
COMECE and CEC organise a Dialogue Seminar with the EU Commission on ‘European citizenship – challenges and benefits’
> 24-28 June
COMECE organises a « Week for Hope » on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Ecclesia in Europa in Brussels