On June 24th, 2013 the EPWG on FoRB hosted a cocktail reception in the European Parliament to mark the adoption by the EU Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) Guidelines on promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief. Members of the EPWG on FoRB, representatives of the European Parliament, the European […]
In April 2013, members of the EPWG on FoRB had a high level meeting with Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS, Charles-Michel Geurts, Deputy Head of Division Human Rights Policy Instruments and Bilateral Cooperation and Jean-Bernard Bolvin, Desk officer, Human Rights Policy Instruments Unit. They discussed the draft EU Guidelines on Freedom of […]
In April 2013, EP Vice President Lazlo Surjan¸ EPWG on FoRB member, and the EPWG on FoRB co-hosted an event on religious freedom in the world in 2012 in the European Parliament. During the meeting the Brussels based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers Int’l presented two reports on freedom of religion or belief in the […]
In March 2013, EPWG on FoRB Co-President Dennis De Jong had a meeting with the Canadian Ambassador of Religious Freedom Andrew Bennett in the European Parliament. They discussed FoRB issues and possibilities to work with the Canada’s office of Religious Freedom on promoting and protecting freedom of religion or belief.
On 17th December 2012 the group of like-minded MEPs together with interested colleagues officially launched the EP working group on Freedom of Religion or Belief at a well-attended event in the European Parliament. Keynote speaker at the event was the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis. He told the audience he […]