25th October 2016 – CAPP dinner with Jan Figel, Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU
On October 25th Centesimus Annus dinner with Mr. Jan Figel, EU Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union, is scheduled at7:00 PM in Brussels.
Jan Figel, former commissioner is a Slovak politician who was European Commissioner for Education, Training & Culture from 2004 to 2009. His area of responsibility also covered sport, youth and relations with civil society. Figel previously served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak republic and also as Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, Construction and Regional Development.
Speaking at the Vatican on the occasion of the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, President Jean-Claude Juncker announced his decision to appoint Mr Ján Figeľ as the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union, on 6 May 2016 in Vatican City (official Press Release here).
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