Amusingly the press release to go with it rather fails to mention the Masonic aspect of the whole affair.
Today Commission President José Manuel Barroso received leading representatives of philosophical and non-confessional organisations at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels for a meeting which he co-chaired together with Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council. Participants discussed the promotion of rights and liberties in Europe's neighbourhood and in the European Union itself.You would be none the wiser reading this now would you?
However out of 16 invitees 10 are Lodge bosses, alongs side the Humanist association.
But reading this one might be a little concerned that the Freemasons are now in it.
The representatives of philosophical and non-confessional organisations welcomed the EU’s engagement to promote and protect democratic rights and liberties inside the European Union and beyond. They expressed their readiness to work side by side with the European institutions to promote democracy, pluralism, the rule of law, human rights and social justice which are indispensable in democratic societies.