2016. 10. 19.
Peace and security for Europe and its neighbours and the central role of interreligious dialogue will top the agenda at the 19th annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions in Venice on Thursday and Friday this week (20-21 October).
2016. 07. 27.
“Terrorism flooding Europe has crossed another line with the murder committed in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France. Jihadist terrorists this time committed a targeted assassination act against a Christian community practicing their faith and their leader, instead of random attacks against innocent civilians,” said Christian Democrat MEP György Hölvényi, co-chair of the EPP Group’s Working Group on Interreligious Dialogue.
2016. 06. 23.
Last Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked a church in Quamishli, Syria, where Patriarch Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church was commemorating the mass atrocities against Syriac and Armenian Christians, perpetrated by the Ottomans 100 years ago. Three members of the security forces were killed and five others wounded. In his letter addressed to the Patriarch, György Hölvényi, co-chair of the EPP Group working group for interreligious dialogue in the European Parliament, expressed his solidarity with the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church and sent his condolences to the victims.
2016. 05. 03.
As the inclement weather eases and migrants prepare themselves to embark, large stretches of the EU’s external borders remain no more secure than before and a political stalemate threatens any effective response. [Blog post by András Gyürk]
2016. 04. 28.
On Monday, the Hungarian Parliament celebrated the five-year anniversary of the passage of Hungary’s first democratic constitution, the Fundamental Law. It has become an example to Member States and EU institutions about how to work together proactively and efficiently, and has weathered more than its fair share of political storms. But that’s not the only European aspect we are pleased to celebrate. [Blog post by MEP József Szájer, chair of the constitutional drafting committee]
2016. 04. 12.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, France activated its highest state of alert. President François Hollande, a Socialist, summoned his cabinet and then joined the mourners. Thousands of police were activated but the national dragnet missed the perpetrators. No one resigned from the cabinet, police or intelligence services in the aftermath. [Blog post by András Gyürk]
2016. 03. 31.