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GUE/NGL External Bureau Meeting in Thüringen

GUE/NGL MEPs in Thüringen to discuss the Left experience in government, migration and the rise of the far-right 

 

GUE/NGL MEPs are meeting this week in the Landtag of Thüringen (Germany) as part of the group's external bureau meeting organised annually. The programme, extending for two days, will count with the presence of the Premier of Thüringen Bodo Ramelow and include a visit to the Buchenwald Memorial.

Journalists are invited to a press conference on Thursday 12:30 pm in the Landtag building with GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer and DIE LINKE party chair in Thüringen Susanne Hennig-Wellsow.

The full schedule of events can be found below. The sessions will be broadcast live on our website: www.guengl.eu  

 

GUE/NGL External Bureau Meeting in Thüringen (Germany)   17 -18 November 2016

 

 

PROGRAMME Interpretation: DE - EN – CS - EL - FR- ES - PT

THURSDAY, 17th November

Venue  Landtag of Thuringia (Erfurt)

09.00 - 09.15

Opening of the meeting and welcome

[*]       Gabi ZIMMER , President of the GUE/NGL Group

 

LEFT EXPERIENCE IN GOVERNMENT

09.15 - 10.30

Chair: Cornelia ERNST  (GUE/NGL MEP)

Guests and MEPs contribution:

[*]       Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, Chair of the parliamentary group and party chair DIE LINKE. in Thuringia (15’)

[*]       Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL MEP), Vice-Chair European Parliament, Syriza, Greece (8’)

[*]       Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL MEP), Vice-Chair GUE/NGL, former Minister, AKEL, Cyprus (8’)

[*]       Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL MEP), former Minister, Vasemmistoliitto, Finland (8’)

 

10.45-11.30  Exchange with

[*]       Bodo Ramelow, DIE LINKE. Premier of Thuringia  on almost two years red-red-green coalition

11.30 - 12.30

Discussion “Left experience in government“

 

12.30 Press Conference with Gabi Zimmer and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow

 

THURSDAY, 17th November (afternoon)

 

“INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS/REFUGEES“

15.00 - 17.15

Chair: Martina Michels (GUE/NGL MEP)

15.00-16.15 Presentations of migration projects

[*]       Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL MEP), independent, Italy (8‘)

[*]       Tamara Thierbach, Mayor of Erfurt on Integration policy in Thuringia (15‘)

[*]       Sabine Berninger, member of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE. in Thuringia (15’)

[*]       Anja Flaig and Christine Sommer, coordinators for the work of volunteers at the Ministry for Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection of Thuringia (15’)

16.15-17.15 Discussion

17.15- 18.00

 

 “CHALLENGES FOR THE LEFT IN  SPAIN AND PORTUGAL”

18.00-20.00  Public Panel Discussion

[*]       Tania González (GUE/NGL MEP), Podemos, Spain

[*]       Angela Vallina (GUE/NGL MEP), Izquierda Unida,  Spain

[*]       Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL MEP), Bloco, Portugal

[*]       João Ferreira (GUE/NGL MEP), PCP, Portugal

 

 

FRIDAY, 18 st November

08.30 - 10.00 Visit to the Buchenwald Memorial and its new permanent exhibition

 

Exchange and introduction to the new permanent Buchenwald exhibition

[*]       Mr Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau, Deputy-Director of Memorials Foundation Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora and Dr. Michael Löffelsender, expert of Memorials Foundation Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora

THE EUROPEAN LEGACY OF BUCHENWALD AND TODAY’S STRUGGLE WITH THE EXTREME RIGHT

10.15-12.00

Chair: Kateřina Konečná  (GUE/NGL MEP) KSČM, Czech Republic

10.15-10.45 Guests and MEPs contribution:

[*]       Patrick Le Hyaric (GUE/NGL MEP), Vice-Chair GUE/NGL, PCF, France (10’)

[*]       Prof. Dr. Heinrich Best, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (10’)

[*]       Katharina König, DIE LINKE. member of parliamentary group in Thuringia (10’)

10.45-12.00 Discussion and closing

 

If interested in attending the sessions or for queries and interview requests please contact:

 

GUE/NGL Press Officer

Ziyad Lunat  +32 228 304 70 /  +32 499 63 23 14

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