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Eu-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement - who profits ?

mercredi 2 mai 2018 / 
16h30 European Parliament, 1047 Bruxelles

Eu-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement - who profits ?
du 2 mai à 16:30 au 3 mai à 16:30
European Parliament
Brussels, 1047 Bruxelles

GUE/NGL event on alternatives to Free trade Agreements and the EU-MERCOSUR FTA including debate on coups, democratic reversal & repression of political & social movements in Brazil & Mercosur.

Register here : http://www.opinio.europarl.europa.eu/opinio/s?s=0305A

Details : http://www.guengl.eu/news/article/events/strategic-gue-ngl-initiative-on-alternatives-to-free-trade-agreements-eu-me

Programme :

Wednesday May 2d :

16:30 - 19:00 : MERCOSUR : democracy under attack
(Room ASG 1G2, Interpretation to most EU languages)

Opening words : MEP Patrick Le Hyaric, Vice-President of GUE/NGL

- Coups and democratic step back in Brazil and Mercosur :
Celso Amorín, President of the International Committee of solidarity with Lula and for Democracy in Brazil, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence ; Guillermo Carmona, MP of Frente para la Victoria - Argentine ; Hector Constant - Ambassador of Venezuela for UNESCO, former secretary of Mercosur.
Moderated by : MEP Eleonora Forenza, member of the EUROLAT parliamentary Assembly

- Judicialisation and repression of political and social movements
João Daniel, representative MST and Federal MP ; Luciana Santos, Federal deputy and national President of PCdo B ; Lilian Galán MP Frente Amplio, Uruguay ; Talaria Petrone PSOL, consejal de Niteroi ;
Moderated by Xabier Benito Ziluaga, Vice-President of the delegation for the relations with MERCOSUR


Conclusions : MEP : João Pimenta Lopes, Vice-president of EUROLAT

Thursday May 3th

8:30 - 11:00 The EU-MERCOSUR FTA at stake
(Room ASG 1G3, Interpretation to most EU languages)

Introduction : Gabi Zimmer, chair GUE/NGL, Graciela Rodriguez, Gender and Trade Network, REBRIP, - Brazil, Lilian Galán MP Frente Amplio, Uruguay ;

- The content of the EU-Mercosur FTA in debate :
Matthias Jorgensen, EU negotiator, TG Trade, European Commission and Carlos Bianco, CTA Confederation of Trade Unions, Argentine,
First reactions : Karine Jacquemart (Foodwatch,Germany), Diana Aguiar (Fase, Brazil), Jaume Vidal, HAI

Moderated by MEP Helmut Scholz, INTA coordinator for GUE/NGL

- Open Debate and conclusions

11:15 - 13:00 : 4 Workshops in parallel

Workshop 1. Sustainable Farming, Via Campesina, Food Watch
Workshop 2. Democracy and tax evasion
Workshop 3. Jobs and diversified economy CTA
Workshop 4 : Health, IPR and access to medicines

13:00 14:00 Lunch (in room PHS 4B001)

14:00 - 16:30 : Alternatives and resistances
(Room PHS 4B001, Interpretation EN-ES-FR)

- Reports of workshops and comments by MEPs and public

- Resistances and alternatives : Paul de Clerck, Friend of the Earth Europe ; Alfredo Campos, Member of the Board of National Confederation of Agriculture (CNA- Portugal) ; EPSU João Daniel, representative MST and Federal MP (Brazil) ;
Moderated by MEP Lola Sanchez Caldentey

- Open debate and conclusions

Organisé par GUE/NGL

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