“An unique oeuvre of universal value”

16 November 2022
ASP Room 5E2
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

On the centenary of the birth of José Saramago (16/11/1922), The Left in the European Parliament will mark the date by celebrating the work of one of the greatest writers in the Portuguese language. Internationally recognized & winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Saramago was an outstanding intellectual and anti-fascist in defence of the values of the revolution of April 1974.

Languages: PT, ES, EN


11h00 – Open remarks João Pimenta Lopes, MEP

11h08-12h11 – Panellists’ speeches

  • Pina Picierno, Vice-President of the European Parliament, S&D
  • Martin Schirdewan, Co-Chair of The Left
  • Ibán García Del Blanco, MEP, S&D
  • Manu Pineda, MEP, The Left
  • Ana Margarida de Carvalho, writer, representative of the José Saramago Foundation

12h12-12h27 – Testimonies of invited MEPs

  • MEP Giorgos Georgiou
  • MEP Massimiliano Smeriglio
  • MEP Ernest Urtasun
  • MEP Clare Daly

12h28-12h30 – Close remarks João Pimenta Lopes, MEP