Vatican City, Jun 1, 2004 / 22:00 pm
A speech given by Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, an official of the Vatican Secretariat of State, indicating the need for greater control of world markets, was made public today.
Msge. Balestrero’s speech was delivered on May 31, the opening day of the Economic Forum of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is being held in Prague, the Czech Republic. 55 states are participating in the forum which closes on June 4.
Msgr. Balestrero noted that "the OSCE strategy document for the economic and environmental dimension acknowledges that liberalization and technological change have not benefited all the participating States equally, thus contributing, in some cases, to deepening economic disparities between and also within our countries.”
“Notwithstanding the progress achieved,” he continued, “some participating states still need assistance for transition, reforms and integration into the world economy in a fair and effective manner."