Visit of European religious leaders to the EC: welcome and round table

Type: Visit to the Commission   Reference: I-078726   Duration: 10:06:55  Lieu:
End production: 30/05/2013   First transmission: 30/05/2013
On 30 May 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and László Surján, Vice-President of the EP (EPP, HU), received representatives from Christian, Muslim and Jewish religions and from the Hindu community from all over Europe. Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, also took part in the meeting held under the motto 'Putting citizens at the heart of the European project in times of change'. The participants engaged in an open discussion on how to intensify the dialogue with citizens and societal organisations on the future of Europe and about the fundamental, individual and collective rights that are guaranteed by European citizenship. The contribution of the representatives of churches and religious communities directly fed into the broader, on-going Europe-wide debate amongst citizens, businesses, civil society and government organisations, in the context of the European Year of Citizens 2013.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the EC Berlaymont building 00:00:06
10:00:11 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and László Surján, Vice-President of the EP (EPP, HU), shaking hands with Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church 00:00:15
10:00:26 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján posing for photos with Daniel and shaking hands with Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter (2 shots) 00:00:26
10:00:52 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Leo, Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland, and then with Jeremiasz, Archbishop of Wrocław and Szczecin; President of the Polish Ecumenical Council 00:00:26
10:01:19 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Nikolaus Schneider, President of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), then with Porfyrios Papastylianou, Bishop of Neapolis, then with Athanasios, Bishop of Achaia, then with Taher Tujgani, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the European Council of Moroccan Ulemas, and then with Jamal Maftouhi, Belgian Imam 00:01:07
10:02:27 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Rosemarie Wenner, President of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church (UMC) of Germany 00:00:12
10:02:40 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Emmanuel, Metropolitan of France and President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), and then with Yahya Pallavicini, Imam and Vice-President of CO.RE.IS Italy (Islamic Religious Community) 00:00:24
10:03:04 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Syed Ali Abbas, Joint Secretary of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Shi’a Europe, and then with Bharti Tailor, Chairwoman of the Hindu Forum of Europe (HFE) and Secretary General of the Hindu Forum of Britain 00:00:22
10:03:27 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Rüdiger Noll, Director of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) 00:00:13
10:03:40 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Alison Elliot, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 00:00:12
10:03:53 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Albert Guigui, Chief Rabbi of Brussels and Permanent Representative of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) to the EU 00:00:20
10:04:14 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Menachem Margolin, Director-General of the European Jewish Association (EJA), and then with Raphael Evers, Rabbi of Rotterdam and Dean of the Nederlands Israëlitisch Seminarium (Dutch Israelite Seminary) 00:00:28
10:04:42 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Menachem Barkahn, Rabbi of the Jewish religious community "Shamir" and Chairman of the board of the "Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust" Museum, and then with Anton Ilin, Representative ad interim of the Russian Orthodox Church to the EU 00:00:24
10:05:07 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with D. Manuel III, elected Patriarch of Lisbon 00:00:17
10:05:24 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Youssef Soueif, Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus, and then with Jean Kockerols, Titular Bishop of Ieper and Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussels 00:00:30
10:05:54 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy and László Surján shaking hands with Patrick H. Daly, Secretary General of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (Comece), and leaving 00:00:23
10:06:18 Round table with religious leaders (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:06:33 José Manuel Barroso, Herman van Rompuy, László Surján and Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:06:52 Religious leaders 00:00:02
10:06:55 General view of the meeting room 00:00:04
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