‘Migration and Integration’ is the main topic of the COMECE Autumn Plenary which is being held from Wednesday 13th till Friday 15th of November in Brussels. In his opening Speech, Cardinal Marx stated:
"There is a growing conviction within the EU that the traditional solutions are not working in the present crisis. Growth figures welcomed by leading financial journals and newspapers such as The FT and The Economist as indicators of economic recovery are no longer reflective of the real economic situation in most countries.
The fact is that neither statesmen, politicians nor civil servants really know how to move out of the crisis. There is little creative thinking which takes account of the ethical principles which need to be at the basis of a free, open, democratic, prosperous society which is open and just. We must reflect on whether this is an area for a contribution from the Church."
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