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Conference: For a citizen’s trade agenda: STOP TTIP, CETA, TISA

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GUE/NL Conference

For a citizen’s trade agenda
STOP TTIP, CETA, TISA

9 December 2014
European Parliament, Brussels, Entrance Simone Veil, Room PHS 3C50
(Interpretation: FR, DE, IT, NL, EN, DA, EL, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS)

- Recorded webstream of the conference in Original language, English, French, German and Spanish:
http://eventstream.streamovations.be/stop-ttip-ceta-tisa-for-a-citizens-trade-agenda.php
- Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guengl/sets/72157649268204540/

PROGRAMME

09:00: OPENING
- Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL,
- Susan George, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, Board President

09:30: Part I : WHAT IS AT STAKE ?
Moderation: Brian Maguire, Journalist & Broadcaster

- State of play of the trade negotiations, Cécile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (member of the Advisory Group)

Parliamentarian response: MEP Helmut Scholz, shadow TTIP

- ISDS why some country oppose it: Scott Harris, Council of Canadians and Thomas Faunce , National Australian University

Parliamentarian response: MEP Anne-Marie Mineur, shadow CETA

Debate

- How they go for health public services: Pablo Sanchez, EPSU,

Parliamentarian response: MEP Georgios Katrougalos, shadow TISA

- How regulatory co-operation undermines democracy: Kenneth Haar, CEO

Parliamentarian response: MP Oskar Matute, EH Bildu

Debate

11:00 Part II: CITIZENS RAISE THEIR VOICES

Moderation: Monica Di Sisto, Fair Watch (Italy)

- The European Citizens Initiative goes on, despite Commission’s refusal,

Michael Efler, Representative of ECI NO TTIP, Melinda St Louis, Public Citizen’s, USA

- Consumers associations raise their voices

Örjan Brinkman, President BEUC

Debate

- National and Local Parliamentarians oppose TTIP and CETA: Eric Coquerel, MP Ile-de-France

- Trade unions are moving: Priscilla Bittar, Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain-CSN/RQIC and Tanja Buzek, Representative of VerDi

Debate

12:30: CONCLUSIONS by Malin Björk, Deputy President of GUE/NGL

13:00: Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00: WORKING GROUPS FOR FOLLOW-UP AND ACTIONS

- European Citizen’s initiative and 2015 Action Day, with Lola Sanchez, MEP Nick Daerden (World Dvpt Movement), Michael Efler (Open Democracy)

- Parliamentarians networking with social movements on TTIP-CETA-TISA, with Marina Albiol and Anne-M. Mineur, MEPs, Joan Josep Nuet (MP IU), Rafael Larrena (MP Bildu)

- In defence of public services, with Eleonora Forenza and Georgios Katrougalos, MEPs, pablo Sanchez (EPSU), Nicoletta Pirotta, Feminists for another Europe (It), Laura Gonzalez, ELA

- TTIP-CETA, agriculture, health and environmental issues, with Matt Carthy and Lidia Senra, MEPs, Martine Billard (PG), Cornelia Mörhing (MP-Die Linke)

- TTIP-CETA, jobs and wages, with Rina Ronja Kari and Marisa Matias, MEPs, Priscilla Bittar (CSN/RQIC), Sineás Ni Bhroin (Sinn Fein), Bernardo Luis (Attac Portugal)

- Financial Services in trade deals, with Fabio De Masi, MEP, Aline Fares, Finance Watch, Myriam Vander Stichele (SOMO),

- Digital rights, data protection, TTIP and CETA, with Cornelia Ernst and Luke "Ming" Flanagan, MEPs, Dr Kniese Konstanze (Die Linke)

- Regulatory cooperation, with Helmut Scholz, MEP, Kenneth Haar, CEO, Ronan O’Brien,

Registration and contacts: Paul-E. Dupret paul-emile.dupret@europarl.europa.eu


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