“Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject and Not an Object of the Peace Process” Says Prominent International Scholars

International Scholars Discuss Nagorno Karabakh at the European Parliament

Tufenkian Foundation - 2/3/18 “Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject and Not an Object of the Peace Process” Say Prominent International Scholars Brussels – On February 27, the European Parliament deputies Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE) and Lars Adaktusson (EPP) hosted a public debate featuring prominent international scholars and diplomats who examined developments in international law, the status of ...

Swedish EU Parliamentarian Accuses Kurds of Treason Against Assyrians

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AINA - 18/7/17 Stockholm (AINA) -- "It's obvious for me that when the Kurdish Regional Government [KRG] disarmed Assyrians (AINA 2014-08-14) and then didn't defend the Nineveh Plain [when ISIS attacked], this amounted to treason against the Assyrian people." These are the words Lars Adaktusson, member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Christian Democratic Party, issued ...

Assyrian Leader Voices Concern At EU-parliament Conference on Future of Nineveh Plain

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AINA - 8/6/17 Brussels (AINA) -- The President of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE), Attiya Gamri, voiced strong concerns on the treatment of Assyrians and Yazidis by Kurdish military and political groups in northern Iraq during a conference in the European parliament on June 6. The Conference, falling on the third anniversary of the fall of Mosul, ...

Christianity, Not Islam, World’s Most Persecuted Religion – EU Report Read

Sputniknews - 13/1/17 Christians are the "most harassed and intimidated" religious group in the world, being routinely persecuted for their beliefs, a European Parliament report has found – a judgement seemingly at odds with high and rising levels of Islamophobia documented in Europe over 2016. The Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World suggests Christians are currently the ...

A Round Table in Germany Discusses Cooperation Between the Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots Living Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - December 2016 A round table titled “The Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Cooperation in Europe” was held on November 24, 2016, at the Russian House of Sciences and Culture in Berlin, Germany. His Grace Bishop Antony of Borogodsk, Head ...

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR COUNTERACTION AGAINST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Pravoslavie.ru - 25/11/16 The EU Parliament has begun to consider a draft of the resolution “Strategic Communications in the EU as Opposition to the Propaganda of Third Parties.” The Euro-deputies provided the following examples of enemy propaganda: the Russian Today, theSputnik news agency, and the Russian Orthodox Church, reports Lenta.ru, with reference to a press-release of the ...

Assyrian Women’s Conference Issues Appeal for Aid

AINA - October 2016 Brussels (AINA) -- An International Assyrian Women's Conference was held in Brussels on September 29. Representatives from Europe and the Middle East attended the conference and addressed the issue of violence against Assyrians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria. The participants called attention to the ISIS genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis, which ...

Bundestag Recognizes Ottoman Crimes Against Armenians in 1915 as Genocide

www.sputniknews.com - 2/6/16 READ: German parliament acknowledges Armenian genocide amid intense Turkish Pressure: www.rt.com/news/345159-germany-armenia-genocide-vote/ The German parliament voted on Thursday to pass a resolution recognizing the 1915-1916 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide." The resolution, proposed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition of Conservatives and Socialists together with the Green party, was voted through the Bundestag after an hour-long debate, with one lawmaker opposing ...

Assyrian Confederation of Europe Established in Brussels

Members of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe meeting in Brussels. ( AINA)

April 2016 Brussels (AINA) -- On April 22nd, the Assyrian Confederation of Europe was officially established at the European Parliament in Brussels. The new organization is meant to unify the voice of the 500,000 thousand Assyrians living in Europe by bringing together the Assyrian national federations from several EU countries. The Confederation currently comprises the Assyrian Federations ...

Visit of a Delegation from the European Parliament at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from the Alliance for Freedom and Peace (AFP) from the European Parliament, at the Patriarchate Headquarter in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included MEP: Roberto Fiori (Italy), Udo Voigt (Germany) Herve Van Laethem (Belgium), Eleftherios Synadinos (Greece) and Mr. Lahoud Lahdo. His ...

ADDRESS TO THE PAN-AFRICAN PARLIAMENT BY POPE AND PATRIARCH THEODOROS II OF ALEXANDIA AND ALL AFRICA

October 2015 Your Excellency Mr. Roger Nkodo Dang, President of the Pan-African Parliament, Your Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen Parliamentarians of the African Continent, I am here among you today following a kind invitation from our President, who comes from the beautiful country of Cameroon where I served in the past as Metropolitan, having Yaoundé as the Centre of ...

CONFERENCE ON PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD HELD

REPRESENTATIVE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ATTENDS CONFERENCE ON PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD July 1, 2015 – A conference on the Persecution of Christians in the World took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. It was initiated by European People’s Party with the aim to call the European Union leaders and EU member states ...

REPRESENTATIVES OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES MEET IN BRUSSELS TO DISCUSS NEW INITIATIVES FOR DEFENDING TRADITIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FAMILY

June 11, 2015 – Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson. The aim of the meeting initiated by the Romanian Church Representation was to exchange opinions on the report ‘On ...

European Parliament Votes to Recognize Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -- The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term. Although the resolution repeated language previously adopted by the parliament in 1987, it ...

European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Assyrian Safe Haven in North Iraq

An Assyrian house in Telsqof, Iraq destroyed by ISIS.

13/3/15 (AINA) -- The European Parliament has passed a non-bindingresolution calling for the establishment of an Assyrian safe haven in north Iraq. Citing the attacks by ISIS on Assyrians in Iraq and Syria, including the abduction of nearly 300 Assyrians, the killing of dozens of Assyrians in the attacks on their villages in Syria, the destruction ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets with European Parliament President Martin Schulz

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service 6/3/15 Scandinavia: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch of Antioch and All East met with Martin Schulz- President of the European Parliament. They discussed the current situation in syria, Iraq and Middle East in General. Patriarch was accompanied by a high level Syriac Orthodox Delegation. The Patriarch ...

I.A.O. PARTICIPATION IN EUROPEAN PRAYER BREAKFAST AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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December 2014 - I.A.O. The European Prayer breakfast was organized this year at the European Parliament. The I.A.O. Secretary General Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis participated as a key speaker at the panel discussion and was accompanied by the I.A.O. Russian Advisor prof. Valery Alekseev. Mr. Nerantzis addressed a speech on the main subject: «I have told you these ...

MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S WORKING GROUP ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR FAITH WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE I.A.O.

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October - November 2014 The Member of the European Parliament from Netherlands Mr. Peter van Dalen, representative of the European Parliament’s Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Faith, accompanied by the group’s advisor Mr. Leo van Doesburg, realized a constructive meeting with the leadership of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), consisted of the Secretary ...

The Patriarch of Romania voted at polling station 644 of Bucharest

May 2014 On 25 May, the Romanians elect their representatives for the European Parliament. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church voted tonight, around 17.50 hours, at polling station 644 within School 74 of Ienachita Vacarescu of Bucharest. After casting his vote, His Beatitude shared small icons to those who were present at the station. Source:

Samaras Announces Aid Programme at Church Event

Sotiria Nikolouli - May 2014 Speaking at the event entitled “Solidarity, the social work of the Church and the social dimension of EU policies,” the prime minister underlined that the goal is to improve the people’s lives and not faceless numbers or indices. He also referred to the economic reform effort aimed at preventing a similar ...

European Parliament holds seminar on Discrimination of Christians in Europe

9.10.2012 A seminar on the Discrimination of Christians in Europe was held on October 2, 2012, in the European Parliament in Brussels. Organized together by parliamentarians from the European People’s Party, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists and the Catholic Commission of Bishops’ Conferences, the EU seminar gathered together several hundred participants from among European deputies, ...