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”.
Martin Rupprecht is a parish priest in Vienna and the director of the Centre for Christian-Islamic Encounter in the Archdiocese of Vienna. Based on his experience, he has drawn up some basic principles.
The meeting of the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) for relations with Muslims in Europe was held in Turin on 31 May to 2 June this year and involved some thirty participants coming from around twenty European countries as well as Tunisia and Turkey.
The Joint Communication issued by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 8 March 2011, while offering short and long term policies for the attainment of