FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

What is good for the family is good for Europe!

Family moving forwardOn 23 January 2015, the Political Assembly of the European People’s Party gathered in Strasbourg adopted a Resolution on “Prospering families for a prosperous Europe or What is good for the family is good for Europe”.

With this resolution the EPP Political Assembly, constituted by delegate members of national political parties, made an important step in favour of European families, acknowledging that throughout the ages, the core of social wellbeing in European nations has been fuelled by a social order based on stable and lasting family bonds, consisting in stable and lasting marriages between a man and a woman oriented towards, and with responsibility for, their children”.

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Press Release | EU Parliament report breaches Subsidiarity, criticises National referendums and promotes same-sex marriage

Eur ParlBrussels, 4 March 2015

In a week the European Parliament will be gathered in Strasbourg for its March Plenary Session and will vote on thAnnual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2013 and the European Union’s policy on the matter presented by the Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri from the Socialist and Democrats group, a report which is very contradictory as regards respect for subsidiarity and democracy.

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Press release | Over 60 000 citizens ask the EU not to support abortion. Will the European Parliament listen?

Love LifeBrussels, 3 March 2015

In one week the European Parliament will vote the Annual report on the equality between women and men in the EU - 2013 presented by MEP Marc Tarabella which includes many very positive points. However, there are also concerns expressed by over 60 000 citizens regarding the contents of these reports as they overstep EU competence and interfere in very sensitive matters related to Human Dignity. 

Over 60 000 citizens from across the EU ask the Members of the European Parliament to reaffirm the position already adopted in December 2013 when the European Parliament rejected the so called Estrela Report on “Sexual and reproductive health and rights” (SRHR). In its place the Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution that reaffirmed the principle of subsidiarity and clearly stated that “the formulation and implementation of policies on SRHR and on sexual education in schools is a competence of the Member States”.

 
The message is clear: the EU is not competent to take a position on the issue of abortion, it is a national competence and by no means something to be decided on in Brussels. For this reason any reference to the abortion issue should be removed from the text.
 
The citizens petition launched by FAFCE has already gathered over 60 000 signatures from citizens who ask the EU Parliament to not support a "right to abortion". 

FAFCE President Antoine Renard notes that the tens of thousands of citizens who signed FAFCE's petition "count on the Members of the European Parliament to respect the principle of subsidiarity and not overstep the competence of the EU. We hope these citizens will be heard, not ignored, by the Members of the European Parliament".
 

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Press release | Double Breach of Subsidiarity Ahead? 2 EU Parliament reports overstep EU competence

EU

Brussels, 2 March 2015

In a week the European Parliament will gather in Strasbourg for its March Plenary Session. On the agenda there are two reports that address issues of concern to all, namely Human Rights and Equality. However, there are also concerns expressed by over 60 000 citizens regarding the contents of these reports as they overstep EU competence and interfere in very sensitive matters related to Human Dignity.

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Press release | Over 40 000 citizens say "Stop Tarabella relaunching Estrela!" and call for no EU support to abortion

Brussels, 19 January 2015

In four days over 40 000 citizens signed the Stop Tarabella relaunching Estrela! petition calling on the European Parliament to not adopt any provision in favour of EU support for abortion, an issue on which there is no EU competence (more about the petition here).

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