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Hearing - 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


Conclusions        Martina Anderson MEP

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