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Group Study Days in Iceland to focus on environment, finance and fisheries

Date

02 May 2011

Sections

Climate & Environment

 

Members of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group in the European Parliament, a 35-member group representing 17 political parties from 12 EU member states, are travelling to Reykjavik today for the group's Study Days.

 

Participating GUE/NGL MEPs* and guest speakers, including Icelandic government ministers Svandis Svavarsdóttir (Environment), Steingrímur Sigfùsson (Finance), Jón Bjarnason (Fisheries), plus environmentalists, academics, financial and other experts, will address three main topics: the Arctic Dimension; the Economic and Financial Crisis, and Fisheries Policy, the latter with a particular emphasis on marine resources.

 

The Study Days, to be held in the Hotel Hilton Nordica, Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavik, will get underway on Tuesday, 3rd May at 8.45 am and conclude on Thursday 5 May.

 

 

* Lothar Bisky (President GUE/NGL, Germany); Nikolaos Chountis (Greece); Dennis de Jong (Netherlands); Cornelia Ernst (Germany); João Ferreira (Portugal);  Ilda Figueiredo (Portugal); Takis Hadjigeorgiou (Cyprus); Jacky Hénin (France); Elie Hoarau (France);  Jaromir Kohlicek (Czech Republic); Kartika Liotard (Netherlands); Sabine Lösing (Germany); Marisa Matias (Portugal); Paul Murphy (Ireland); Miguel Portas (Portugal); Alfreds Rubiks (Latvia); Helmut Scholz (Germany ); Søren Bo Søndergaard (Denmark); Eva-Britt Svensson (Sweden); Rui Tavares (Portugal); Georgios Toussas (Greece); Marie-Christine Vergiat (France); Sabine Wils (Germany); Gabi Zimmer (Germany).

 

 

GUE/NGL Press Contact in Reykjavik :

Gay Kavanagh: +32 473 842 320

gabrielle.kavanagh@europarl.europa.eu

European United Left/Nordic Green Left

European Parliamentary Group
 

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