The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the world’s first general agreement on this huge topic. It is a common platform for greater cooperation, responsibility-sharing and better governance.
Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council offered the following reflections at a conference on “Rediscovering the european common good” in the Chapel for Europe on 8th of november 2018.
The EU is taking action to ensure that the financial system works properly by avoiding undesirable and unethical outcomes. But each individual has their role to play in ensuring that our organisations work for the benefit of all and the benefit of our planet.
On 29 November 2017, the European Commission brought to the table the “Food and Farming” communication, an initial document on the future of farming in Europe. It is now a matter of discussing the content in detail.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the resistance against what is commonly known as “antibiotics” is a increasingly worldwide problem, causing approx. 25,000 deaths annually in the EU and about 700,000 deaths globally. COMECE is involved in efforts to address this problem.
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans took place in June. It represents a major turning point in mobilising the international community to act to protect marine life, especially in the high seas.