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

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 [email protected]


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