FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

Press Release | Family friendly policies Intergroup reconstituted in the European Parliament

 

Brussels, 10 April 2015

 

Last week the intergroup on Active ageing, intergenerational solidarity and Family friendly policies was officially registered at the European Parliament. This intergroup is divided into two Sub-Groups, one devoted to Active ageing, coordinated by Mr van Nistelrooij (EPP – Netherlands), and another one, coordinated by Mrs Zaborska, (EPP – Slovakia), to Family friendly policies. The topic intergenerational solidarity,  will be addressed by both sub-groups as it is transversal. FAFCE warmly welcomes the re-establishment of an official structure of the European Parliament devoted to Family friendly policies, for the new legislative term 2014-2019.

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FAFCE meeting with the EESC President, Henri Malosse

On the 1st of April, FAFCE’s Secretary General, Maria Hildingsson, met the President of the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Henri Malosse. This French representative of the Business sector in the EESC since 1995, is since 2013 leading the most ancient European consultative body in a period of economic crisis and institutional transformations. 

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Press release | A sad day for the Rights of the Child at the European Parliament

Strasbourg, 12 March 2015

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Today is the Day of the Rights of the Child.

Children are entitled to special care and assistance according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Press release | Contradictory EU Parliament Report affirms subsidiarity on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights"

Strasbourg, 10 March 2015

This morning the European Parliament voted the Annual report on the equality between women and men in the EU - 2013 presented by MEP Marc Tarabella.  This report has raised concerns among citizens across the EU regarding the issue of abortion which was included in the text although it is not an EU competence. More than 168 000 citizens have expressed their concerns through an online petition addressed to the Members of the European Parliament.

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First European Interest Group WORK-LIFE BALANCE launched!

esa logo3rd March 2015 – On the very day when the European Day for a Work Free Sunday is celebrated across Europe, at the EU Parliament, and in the presence of MEPs from different political groups, the European Sunday Alliance launched the first European Interest Group on WORK-LIFE BALANCE. 

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