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1707, 2024

Metsola elected as President of the European Parliament

July 17th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 17th July 2024 Yesterday the European Parliament elected its President. Roberta Metsola MEP of Malta's Nationalist Party (EPP) was elected to a second term during July's Strasbourg plenary, the last until the summer recess. FAFCE warmly congratulates President

307, 2024

United Nations: 30th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

July 3rd, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 3rd July 2024 Last week FAFCE attended an event at the United Nations in Geneva to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Co-organised by the Permanent Mission of Qatar and the Doha International

207, 2024

Council of the EU: Protection of children paramount during armed conflict

July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 2nd July 2024 The Council of the European Union last week adopted an update on its EU Guidelines on Children and Armed Conflict. The Guidelines were first adopted in 2003 and previously updated in 2008. In a press

207, 2024

European Council publishes Strategic Agenda conclusions, announces Costa as President

July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , |

Brussels, 2nd July 2024 Last week the European Council adopted its Strategic Agenda for the European Union from 2024 to 2029. FAFCE welcomes the emphasis that the Agenda places on the ecological, digital, and demographic transitions, as well as

207, 2024

The Hungarian Presidency: A Crucial Moment for Combating Europe’s Demographic Winter

July 2nd, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 2nd July 2024 NB: The following is an opinion piece by FAFCE President Vincenzo Bassi, originally published on the European Conservative. The Hungarian Presidency: A Crucial Moment for Combating Europe's Demographic Winter As the Hungarian presidency of the

2706, 2024

Family and dignity highlighted in election guide circulated by Catholic Union of Great Britain

June 27th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Council of Europe, Demographic challenges, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 27th June 2024 The Catholic Union of Great Britain launched an election guide before the UK votes on 4th July. Voters will elect 650 members of parliament to sit in the House of Commons. Polls predict a Labour

2506, 2024

“A Europe anchored in its popular origin”: Translated interview with Religion en Libertad

June 25th, 2024|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 25th June 2024 NB: This is a translated version of an interview in Spanish conducted by Pablo Gines at Religion en Libertad, published on 19th June 2024. FAFCE (www.fafce.org) is the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, an organization founded

2406, 2024

New law would ‘deteriorate ethical standards’ in Albania, says FAFCE in letter to national parliament

June 24th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 24th June 2024 On Friday, the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) sent a letter to Albanian leaders urging for the withdrawal of the draft law On Sexual and Reproductive Health. Addressed to the Speaker of

1906, 2024

Link between cohesion and demographic challenges, says Council of EU

June 19th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News, Rural and Remote Areas|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 19th June 2024 Yesterday, the European Council of the European Union debated on the strategic agenda 2024-2029 and the topic of cohesion policy at the General Affairs Council. Straddling several subjects that impact cohesion, Ministers took a long-term

1906, 2024

FAFCE: No consensus to impose surrogacy in Europe, shows Council of EU debate

June 19th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 19th June 2024 At the end of June the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will end, making way for the Hungarian Presidency. Throughout the tenure, the issue of surrogacy has been a priority for