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Independence in Europe: EFA conference

Originally published on December 4, 2010.

INDEPENDENCE IN EUROPE - equality for nations in the 21st century -

17th November. Brussels, European Parliament, Room PHS 7C50

Programme

MORNING SESSION

9:00 - 9:30  Registration

9:30 - 11:00  Introduction

Welcome Speech

* Jill EVANS - President of EFA Group and Plaid Cymru MEP

Part 1: Emerging Member States in the EU

Chair: Jill EVANS MEP - Plaid Cymru

Senior EFA party figures

* Helen Mary JONES AM - Deputy Leader of Plaid Cymru

* Angus ROBERSTON MP - SNP Parliamentary Leader (Westminster Group), Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Defence.

* Pello URIZAR - EA Secretary General

Debate

11:00 - 11:15 Interlude

Chair: Ian HUDGHTON MEP - SNP

11:15 - 13:00 * Guillerme VÁZQUEZ - BNG national Spokesperson

* Geert BOURGEOIS - N-VA Viceminister-President of Flemish government

* Joan PUIGCERCÓS - ERC President

Debate

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

15:00 - 16:00 Part 2: The size of nations and economic integration

Chair: Frieda BREPOELS MEP - N-VA

* Adam PRICE - Former Plaid Cymru MP and Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University

* Klaus DESMET - Professor of Economics, Universidad Carlos III. Author of "The Stability and Breakup of Nations: A Quantitative Analysis"

Debate

16:00 - 16:15 Interlude

16:15 - 17:45 Part 3: Civic nationalism and cultural diversity in nation building projects

Chair: Oriol JUNQUERAS MEP - ERC

* Humza Yousaf - SNP candidate for Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2011

* Zuhal DEMIR MP - N-VA

* Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS, Professor of Philosophy at Girona University

Debate

17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks

* Oriol JUNQUERAS MEP - ERC

Followed by a Reception and a Cocktail

Simultaneous translation will be available in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Galician, Spanish and Welsh.

For registration and more information contact Xavier Garcia

xavier.garciagabalda@europarl.europa.eu

Deadline for registration 11 November

About the event

EFA conference on November 17, 2010 held at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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