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EPP Group Bureau Meeting - 14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue in Esztergom (Hungary)

Following its open dialogue tradition between politicians and religious representatives, the EPP Group gathered in Esztergom (Hungary) from 9 to 11 November to debate the roles and activities of churches and religions in the Danube region.

This 14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue with religious leaders also featured Hungarian Government representatives and high-level state officials from several countries.

As the goal of this conference was deepening mutual understanding and cooperation between politicians and religious leaders, topics included church identity, church and state relationships, the presence of religion in the media as well as the social market economy, the financial crisis and social teaching issues.






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14th EPP Group Dialogue - The role and activities of Churches and Religions in the Danube region



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EPP Group Bureau Meeting '14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue'.József Szájer MEP (Hungary), Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (speaking), (l-r) Cardinal Péter Erdö, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, President of the Council of the European Episcopal Conference, Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Paolo Licandro, Deputy Secretary-General of the EPP Group, Othmar Karas MEP (Austria), Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group, and Ján Figeľ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic and former European Commissioner
EPP Group Bureau Meeting '14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue'.Othmar Karas MEP (Austria), Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Ján Figeľ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic and former European Commissioner
EPP Group Bureau Meeting '14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue'.Gergely Prőhle, Deputy State Secretary for EU Bilateral Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
EPP Group Bureau Meeting '14th Annual Inter-religious Dialogue'.Alojz Peterle MEP (EPP Group), former Prime Minister of Slovenia (on the right), and Domán István, Chief Rabbi and Professor, University of Jewish Studies, Budapest, Hungary
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For further information:
György Hölvényi, Adviser, Neighbourhood Policy and Intercultural Activities - Intercultural Dialogue and Religious Affairs, Tel: +32-2-2842393