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HEARING - Democratising the way out of the economic crisis

HEARING - Democratising the way out of the economic crisis

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Hearing

 

 

Democratising the way out of the Economic Crisis
Constitutional and Institutional Challenges building up a social Europe

Brussels, 27 June 2013
European Parliament , ASP 1 G-2

 

09.00    Opening / welcome: Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL president

09:15 – 10:30  Panel 1:


The European Union post-Lisbon: where we are today and what should be the future of European integration


Chair:   Helmut Scholz
Speakers: – Guillaume Duval (Alternatives Economiques, France)
  – Andreas Maurer (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany)
  – tbc (Vänsterpartiet, Sweden)


10:30 – 10:45  break

10:45 – 12:30 Panel 2


The European Union as a political project: if it is not democratic citizens will not accept further integration.


Chair:   Marie-Christine Vergiat
Speakers:  – Kenneth Haar (Corporate Europe Observatory) 
– Kolja Möller (University of Frankfurt/Main)
– Jean-Pierre Dubois (France) tbc

12:30   buffet lunch on 1st floor ASP balcony

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3


The European Union must be social – or it will not exist


Chair:   Thomas Händel
Speakers:  – Finn Sørensen (MP Red-Green Alliance, Denmark)
  – Conny Reuter (Solidar)
  – Oliver Röpke (ÖGB, Austria)


16:30 – 16:45 coffee break

16:45 – 18:20 Panel 4

Conclusions: Involving the people of Europe


Chair:   Helmut Scholz
Speakers: – Thomas Falkner (DIE LINKE, Germany)
– José Castro Caldas (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal)
– Giorgos Karatsioubanis (Syriza, Greece)
– Marie-Christine Vergiat


18:20 – 18:30

Conclusion(s) and end of debate

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