DIALOGUE at the European Parliament: Beyond Free Trade: Alternatives for EU-Asia relations"?

Public Hearing
5. October 2010 - 9:00 - 12:00
European Parliament
Rue Wiertz, 60
Brussels
Belgium

PROGRAMME

 

Introduction

Welcome

Framing the Debate 

Context and Background

Global Europe/Europe 2020

Bilateral FTA´s/ WTO, possible conflicts?

 

Ska Keller, MEP Greens/EFA

Member of EP Development Committee

Moderator:

Brid Brennan – Transnational Institute

Charles Santiago, Democratic Action Party – Representative of the Malaysian Parliament – economist and author.

Session 1: Testimony on Social, economic and ecological impacts of EU-Trade policy with a focus on Trade Negotiations EU-Korea and EU-India

EU-Korea

Ryu, Mikyung, International Director

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Moderator: Ska Keller, MEP Greens/EFA

Member of EP Development Committee

 

 

EU-India 

Ashim Roy - New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) India

EU-ASEAN-Implications for CSOs of Bi-lat instead of regional

Joseph Puruganan EU-Asean Trade Campaign

 

MEP Response

Joe Higgins, MEP GUE/NGL, Ireland
Member of INTA

Debate

Session 2 : Where from here - the challenges?

What is EP new role vis a vis Trade Policy and in view of EC competence over Investment?

MEP Yannick Jadot, Greens/EFA, France
Vice-Chair of INTA

 

Moderator:

Helmut Scholz, MEP, Die Linke, Germany- GUE/NGL coordinator INTA

 

What space for Civil Society ?

Marc Maes, Trade  Policy Officer, 11.11.11

Debate

 

Response & Future Perspectives

Walden Bello, Author and MP/Akbayan - Representative of the Philippine Congress & Right Livelihood Award  2003.

Closing remarks

 

Helmut Scholz, MEP, Die Linke, Germany- GUE/NGL coordinator INTA

 

DOWNLAOD MINUTES FROM THE EVENT AND FULL REPORT

SEE GUE/NGL Press release: "Destructive EU-Asia free trade deals should cease"