GUE/NGL Hearing
“EU’s externalisation of borders”
Time: 9:00 – 12:30
Room: ASP1G2

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Farsi
Live web-streaming available 
9:00-9:10: Welcome introduction: Cornelia Ernst, LIBE GUE/NGL coordinator (tbc)

09.10: Panel 1: EU’s externalisation of borders: putting the issue into perspective

Chair: Miguel Urban, MEP, GUE/NGL 

Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London

Dr. Azadeh Dastyari, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Australia 

Mark Akkerman, TNI


Exchange of views with notably:

Barbara Spinelli, MEP, GUE/NGL

Cécile Van der Stappen, CNCD-11.11.11


10:45: Panel 2: EU’s externalisation in key countries

Chair: Malin Björk, MEP, GUE/NGL 

Sara Prestianni, ARCI, on Niger and Mali

Fatemeh Khavari, spokesperson for Ung i Sverige/Young in Sweden – an anti-deportation movement, on Afghanistan

Martin Plaut, journalist, on the Horn of Africa 

Inma Vazquez, Médecins sans Frontières, on Libya


Exchange of views with notably:

Julian Köberer & Gennaro Guidetti, volunteers for Seawatch, witnesses of the 6th November incident with the “Libyan coast guards”

Anna Brambila, lawyer, ASGI, Italy

Azza Falfoul, Alarmphone Tunisia

Sofian Philip Naceur, journalist working on Egypt – EU relations


12:20: Conclusion: 

Marina Albiol, MEP, GUE/NGL & Marie-Christine Vergiat, MEP, GUE/NGL


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