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Visit of European religious leaders to José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received around twenty senior representatives from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim religions as well as from the Buddhist communities. They participated together in the high-level meeting on the theme "Putting citizens at the heart of the European project in times of change".
The religious organisations across the EU were invited to voice their ideas about the future of Europe, about the European values, social issues and questions of solidarity. In his speech the President underlined that the churches, the religious communities had an extremely important role in the very dense fabric of Europe and that he knew how important was the role they were playing in addressing many of these pressing situations, namely in terms of social needs.

Type: College   Reference: I-078859   Date: 30/05/2013   Duration: 02:50
Personalities:   Barroso, José Manuel |   Kockerols, Jean |   D. Manuel III, |   Barkahn, Menachem |   Wenner, Rosemarie |   Tujgani, Taher |   Jeremiasz, Archbishop of Wrocław and Szczecin |   Leo, archevêque de Carélie et de toute la Finlande |   Langrish, Michael |   Daniel, patriarche de l'Église orthodoxe roumaine, |   Abbas, Syed Ali |   Tailor, Bharti |   Schneider, Nikolaus |   Soueif, Youssef |   Pallavicini, Yahya |   Evers, Raphael |   Rompuy, Herman Van |   Surján, László |   Guigui, Albert |   Elliot, Alison |   Emmanuel, métropolite de France |   Reding, Viviane  
Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Clothing | Economic crisis | European Commission - visits received | European Council - President | European Parliament - member | European Year | European citizenship | Interinstitutional cooperation | Religion
RAPID: INFO PRESS, SPEECH, MEMO,
© European Union, 2013   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Catherine Vandezande
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