Addressing Politics and Politicians
31.7. In a jointly signed letter African, German and Austrian Jesuit Superiors intervene with the Austrian EU-Presidency, titled „Flows of migrants, flows of money“. Signatories were Frs. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator (picture right), President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), Bernhard Bürgler, Provincial of the Austrian Jesuit Province, Johannes Siebner, Provincial of the German Jesuit Province. They protest against the treatment of migration from Africa as a criminal offence („illegal migration“) and a threat to Europes security. Rather than going tough on symptoms, they argue, there is need to deal with the underlying root causes for those migratory movements,e.g. Illicit Financial Flows, which prevent African countries from developing. Here the letter, the Backup-Factsheet and here the reply by the Austrian government.
- 22.5. In einem persönlich addressierten und gehaltenen Schreiben bedankt sich Minister Dr. Gerhard Müller für die gemachten Vorschlägen, gibt einige Kommentare und versichert uns der Berücksichtigung im Verlauf des weiteren Prozess.
- 27.2. Joint Comment of the Director of JCTR Zambia, Dr. Leonard Chiti Sj, the Director of JHC Kenya, Dr. Elias Mokua SJ and the Director of Jesuitenmission Germany regarding the Proposal for a Marshall Plan with Africa by the German Minister for Economic Development and Co-Operation, Dr. Müller. Component of the letter is the Attachment on Reforms regarding investment into businesses and infrastructure by Charles Chilufya SJ, MRes in Business Economics and Development, of Copperbelt University Zambia.