Another Europe is possible

RETURNING FROM GAZA

20/01/2010

Time

PRESS CONFERENCE
 
RETURNING FROM GAZA
WEDNESDAY 20/01/10, 11:00, EP PRESS ROOM STRASBOURG
 
12 Members of the European Parliament* from 4 different factions took part in the most representative parliamentarian delegation ever to visit Gaza.
The delegation further contained members of regional and national parliaments from 12 countries all over Europe, and consisted of nearly 60 members in total. They succeeded to enter Gaza from Egypt through the Rafah-crossing.
 
The purpose of this fact finding-mission was to gather information about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, under siege since the 2006 elections.
 
It included, amongst others, talks with members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and representatives of local NGOs in Gaza, the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary General of the Arab League and the speaker of the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo.
 
The mission was organized by the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG), the umbrella body of thirty NGOs across Europe, and was headed by Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP.
 
*The European Parliament delegation
 
BENARAB-ATTOU Malika (EFA, France)
CHILDERS Nessa (S&D, Ireland)
DE BRÚN Bairbre (GUE/NGL, Ireland)
EVANS Jill (EFA, UK)
GOEBBELS Robert (S&D, Luxembourg)
HOWITT Richard (S&D, UK)
MATIAS Marisa (GUE/NGL, Portugal)
RINALDI Niccolò (ALDE, Italy)
SCHOLZ Helmut (GUE/NGL, Germany)
SMITH Alyn (EFA, UK)
THEIN Alexandra (ALDE, Germany)
ZALA Boris (S&D, Slovakia)
 
GUE/NGL PRESS CONTACT
Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628
Sonja Giese + 32 486 94 50 21
David Lundy + 32 485 50 58 12
 
 

Contact Form

×