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The impact of liberalisation on Europe’s dairy sector: 02/09/2015, 15:00-18.30

The impact of liberalisation on Europe’s dairy sector: 02/09/2015, 15:00-18.30

THE IMPACT OF LIBERALISATION ON EUROPE'S DAIRY SECTOR

1st Day (02/09/2015)

Room Altiero Spinelli 1G2

Coffee and water available inside the room

Interpretation available in: ES, EN, FR, DE, PT, EL, FI

15.00 – 15.15 OPENING BY GABI ZIMMER, PRESIDENT OF GUE/NGL AND LÍDIA SENRA, GUE/NGL MEP

15.15 – 16.00 EUROPEAN BACKGROUND. EVOLUTION OF THE SITUATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND PROPOSALS

Moderator: Josu Juaristi, GUE/NGL MEP 

Isabel Vilalba. Dairy farmer, General Secretary of Sindicato Labrego Galego, European Coordination Vía Campesina (ECVC)

Romuald Schaber. Dairy farmer, president of European Milk Board

Nicolas Bezençon. Uniterre Switzerland

Mikel Azkarate Tomassone.  Dairy farmer and member of EHKOlektibo (Agroecological peasants from Euskal Herria) (Basque Country)

16.00 – 17.00 DEBATE

17.00 – 17.30 INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND

Moderator: Lídia Senra, GUE/NGL MEP

Diane Dowling. National Farmer’s Union. Situation in Canada. 

Néstor Alfredo Díaz Benítez. Fensuagro (Colombia), Vía Campesina International (LVC).  Impacts of a liberalised market in the North and South. 

Situation in India (speaker from India tbc)

– Gérard Choplin. Free-lance expert on agriculture policies. Prospects for global dairy market.

17.30 – 18.30 DEBATE

18.30 END GUE/NGL INITIATIVE 

 

2ND DAY [03/09/2015]

Room 1C51

Interpretation available in: ES and EN

Moderators: Lídia Senra and Josu Juaristi, GUE/NGL MEPs

 

09.00 – 11.00 MEETING/EXCHANGE/DEBATE WITH GUEST SPEAKERS FROM DELEGATIONS. PRESENTATION OF THE SITUATION IN EACH COUNTRY. DEBATE AND IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON POINTS

 

Registration:

If you would like to attend the hearing and/or the screening and do not have an accreditation to the EP, please note that you must pre-register by emailing the following details to 

[email protected] by midday Tuesday 25th August

– Family Name

– First Name

– Date of Birth

– Nationality

– Type of ID card

– ID card/passport Number

 

For information:

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GUE/NGL press contact:  Gianfranco Battistini

+ 32 475 646628

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