Meeting with the new General Secretary of COMECE

On Tuesday, October 15 2019, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, the new General Secretary of COMECE, met in Brussels with several members of CROCEU, including Rev. Archpriest Sorin Selaru. The encounter occasioned a fruitful discussion on possible joint efforts for 2020 and after. In light of the Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, the CROCEU members presented the main directions of their activity and their interest in reinforcing the collaboration with COMECE in some priority areas, such as religious freedom, solidarity, migration, democracy, ecology, and Christian mission.

CROCEU - EPP meeting on enhancing cooperation

The agenda of events for 2020 and the possibilities to enhance cooperation were discussed, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at a meeting between CROCEU and EPP representatives, in Brussels. Mr. Romain Srasser, Head of the Intercultural and Religious Dialogue Unit of the EPP Group in the European Parliament presented the current work and future projects of the EPP in the areas of interest to the religious actors. The CROCEU members attending the meeting - Rev. Archim. Aimilianos Bogiannou (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Rev. Archpriest Sorin Selaru (Patriarchate of Romania), His Grace Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis and Rev. Archim. Nektarios Ioannou (Church of Cyprus) - briefed Mr. Strasser on thei

Opening of EUROPALIA 2019

On October 1, 2019, the international festival of arts EUROPALIA had its official opening in Brussels. The 27th edition of the festival is dedicated to Romania, the diversity and beauty of its ancient and modern artistic expressions and its post-1989 socio-cultural and political changes. The event took place at the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, in the presence of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, numerous European representatives, and artists. The central point of the festival is the ample exposition of Constantin Brâncuși’s works of art, photographs, and documents, gathered from some of the most important mus

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