Reuniting Ireland: lessons from Europe

Reuniting Ireland: lessons from Europe

09.00               Opening / welcome: Gabi Zimmer MEP, GUE/NGL President


09.15               Partition and reunification: challenges and experiences


Chair: Takis Hadjigeourgiou MEP (AKEL) and Gabi Zimmer MEP (Die Linke)


Prof. Dr. Christa LUFT (Die Linke): Experiences of reunification in Germany


Vera Polycarpou (AKEL): Efforts towards reunification in Cyprus


10:30               Irish Reunification: challenges, processes and the case for unity


Chair: Conor Murphy MP


Ruth Taillon (Centre for Cross Border Studies): developing cross-border cooperation and integration


Gerard McCann (St. Mary’s College, Queens University, Belfast): EU support for cross-border integration


Michael Burke (Economist): the economic case for Irish Unity


12.00               Conclusions


Martina Anderson MEP


12:30               buffet lunch on 1st floor ASP balcony


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