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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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