On 18 and 19 November 2011, a group of MEPs from different European Parliament party groups organised the first top-level parliamentary conference on the theme “The future of Christians in the Middle East”.
Jacques Delors denounced the origins of the euro crisis in his acceptance speech when receiving his honorary Doctorate at the Catholic University of Paris on 24 November. Some extracts of his speech are given below.
The European Summit of 8-9 December produced two sets of conclusions. The first, which was somewhat rather static, with all 27 signatures, then a second set with 26 signatures that opens up a new dynamic for the future of Europe.
Fr Henri Madelin’s thoughts on the meaning of human work while attending a conference on 8 December organised at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ‘Laborem exercens’ Encyclical.