The Place of Religion in European Union Law and Policy

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Author(s): 
Sergio Carrera & Joanna Parkin
Publication: 
RELIGARE Working Paper No. 1
Abstract: 

While the EU has no explicit legal competence in the sphere of religion and the management of relations with faith communities, religions concerns have taken on increasing importance within the legal and institutional framework and policy discourses of the EU in the last years. This paper provides an overview of how religion and issues of religious diversity are being framed and addressed in EU law and policy by undertaking a critical analysis of the ways in which EU law and policy deal with, engage and understand religion at the policy level of the European Commission.

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