Internationale Konferenz: JAPAN-EU FREE TRADE AGREEMENT - RISKS & ALTERNATIVES

06.11.2017

JAPAN-EU FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

RISKS & ALTERNATIVES

 

7 November 2017, 9.00 - 15.30

European Parliament Brussels - Room PHS 1A002

(with interpretation EN, FR, DE, CZ, DA, EL, ES, IT, NL, PT, SV, and Japanese)

 

8.30 Welcome, coffee & tea

 

9.00 Introduction

 

Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL

Takashi Shinohara, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan

Lucile Flagueyrac, NGO Seattle to Brussels

 

9.30 Risks in JEFTA

Moderator Anne-Marie Mineur, MEP GUE/NGL

 

* Environment and regulatory co-operation (Lora Verheecke, Corporate Europe Observatory)

* Financial services (Sanya Reid, Third World Network)

* Agriculture, food safety, animal welfare (Shoko Uchida, Pacific Asia Resource Center)

* Data flow and privacy (Marija Bartl, researcher University of Amsterdam)

 

Reactions and debate

 

11.00 Building alternatives

Moderator: Helmut Scholz, MEP GUE/NGL

 

* Alternatives for industrial policy, transition and job creation (Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation)

* Cooperatives work on alternatives (Igor Ortega, researcher Mondragon University, tbc)

* Citizens are organising to win (Cornelia Reetz, Campact)

 

Reactions and debate

 

12.15 Conclusions

 

Kimitoshi Morihara, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan (tbc)

Anja Hazenkamp, MEP GUE/NGL (tbc)

 

13.30 Workshops

 

1. Data flow protection (Marija Bartl, University of Amsterdam, Moderator: Helmut Scholz)

2. Defence of services (Pablo Sanchez, EPSU, Moderator: Matt Carthy)

3. Protection of environment (Kees Kodde, Greenpeace, Moderator: Anne-Marie Mineur)

 

REGISTRATION: http://www.opinio.europarl.europa.eu/opinio/s?s=2773

MORE INFORMATION: josette.hermans@europarl.europa.eu

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