Latin America wasn’t a priority for the EU in the past, but things are changing.
Although the EU and Member States have adopted new measures to combat human trafficking, better implementation and coordination are the key to success.
Religious freedom cannot be reduced to its private dimension, but its various manifestations in the public space are also an essential component.
Respect for International Law and Human Rights should be the priority in the EU approach towards the Cypriot question.
When the public expression of religion entails serious risk to life, integrity or freedom of a person, the victim is entitled to obtain asylum in the EU, the ECJ Advocate General proposes.
In February 2012, COMECE and other Christian organisations published their Comments on the European Commission´s Green Paper on the right of family reunification of third-country nationals living in the European Union.
The “Global Approach to Migration” has been expanded and now includes Mobility in a more migrant-centred approach.
> 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