On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community you are cordially invited to an
Mrs. Emilia Müller, State Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the Free State of Bavaria
Introduction to the debate
Mgr. Adrianus van Luyn SDB, Bishop of Rotterdam and President of COMECE.
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The EU of tomorrow : More than Economy and Politics ?
Mr. Jacques DELORS,
Former President of the European Commission (1985-1994)
The Delors Commission gave a new momentum to the process of European integration. He completed the internal market and laid the foundations for the single European currency. The Delors Commission was responsible for the Single European Act (SEA) in February 1986, the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992 and prepared the opening to the eastern countries who later joined the EU in 2004.
The EU of tomorrow : A challenge for Religion and Ethics ?
Mgr Salvatore FISICHELLA,
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation
This Pontifical Council, a new dicastery of the Roman Curia whose creation was announced by Pope Benedict XVI on 28 June 2010, aims at encouraging reflection on topics of the new evangelization, and identifying and promoting suitable ways and means to accomplish it.
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Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich & Freising and Vice-President of COMECE