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GUE/NGL study days in Nicosia, Cyprus


06 Oct 2010


Social Europe & Jobs

Members of the European Parliament from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group will meet for the group's Study Days in Nicosia, Cyprus from 12 to 14 October next.

Discussions will focus on four main themes:

- the Cyprus problem

- Palestine: the role of the EU

- 10 years after the United Nations Declaration, state of play on the Millennium   Development Objectives

- the situation in  Iran

Speakers include:

Andros Kyprianou, General Secretary of AKEL

Hanna Amireh, Political Bureau of the Palestinian Peoples Party, member of the PLO executive

Francis Wurtz, former President of the GUE/NGL Group

Mohammad Omidvar,  Member of the Political Bureau and spokesman for the Iranian party, TUDEH

Toumazos Tsielepis,  member of the negotiating team and member of CC AKEL

Aristos Damianou,  member of the working group, member of  CC AKEL

Pambis Kytitsis, General Secretary Pancyprian Federation of Labout PEO

Mehmet Seys, General Secretary trade union DEVIS

Sener Elcin, teacher, trade unionist

Georgoula Zinonos, teacher, trade unionist

Lisa Buttenheim,  UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
Mr. Benedict Anthony Duke Martins, South African Communist Party

Skevi Koukouma, General Secretary Women's Movement of POGO, Vice-President WIDF, MP


On Tuesday, MEPs will be received by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias.


****A press conference with  Lothar Bisky,  President of GUE/NGL  and the Secretary General of AKEL,  Andros Kyprianou, is scheduled for Tuesday October 12 at the Hotel Hilton Cyprus, in Nicosia, Avenue Archbishop Makarios III


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