Brussel – GUE/NGL conferentie over JEFTA

7 nov 2017

De linkse fractie in het Europees Parlement (GUE/NGL) organiseert een

conferentie over JEFTA, een vrijhandelsakkoord dat de EU wil sluiten met Japan:




7 November 2017, 9.00 – 15.30

        European Parliament Brussels – Room PHS 1A002

(with interpretation JAP-EN, FR, NL, DE, IT, ES, SV, DA, EL, PT, CS )

Please register here: http://www.opinio.europarl.europa.eu/opinio/s?s=2773


8.30     Welcome, coffee & tea


9.00     Introduction


Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL

            Takashi Shinohara, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan

            Lucile Flagueyrac, NGO Seattle to Brussels


9.30     Risks in JEFTA                                 Moderator Anne-Marie Mineur, MEP GUE/NGL


* Environment and                              Lora Verheecke, Corporate Europe Observatory

regulatory co-operation

* Financial services                             Sanya Reid, Third World Network

* Agriculture                                        Shoko Uchida, Pacific Asia Resource Center (tbc)

* Data flow and privacy                      Marija Bartl, researcher University of Amsterdam


Reactions and debate


11.00    Building alternatives                        Moderator: Helmut Scholz, MEP GUE/NGL


* Alternatives for industrial policy,     Guido Nelissen, Industriall Europe (tbc)

transition and job creation

* Cooperatives work on alternatives   Igor Ortega, researcher Mondragon University (tbc)

* Citizens are organising to win           Ana Cavalchini, Campact (tbc)


            Reactions and debate


12.15    Conclusions


Kimitoshi Morihara, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan (tbc)

            Malin Bjork, MEP GUE/NGL (tbc)


13.30    Workshops


  1. Data flow protection                     Marija Bartl, University of Amsterdam, Moderator: Helmut Scholz
  2. Defence of services                         Pablo Sanchez, EPSU, Moderator: Matt Carthy
  3. Protection of environment              Kees Kodde, Greenpeace, Moderator: Anne-Marie Mineur

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