European Federation of Nation States and the Arab Uprising: EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Malta. Ioannis Kasoulides MEP and Simon Busuttil MEP
In the aftermath of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and as Europe emerges from economic and monetary turmoil, the EPP Group has chosen Malta as the venue to discuss challenges being faced by countries to the South of Malta and as well as those challenges being faced by countries to the North of Malta.
On 15 November, EPP Group Vice-Chairman, Ioannis Kasoulides MEP, and Simon Busuttil MEP will open a two-day event dedicated to the European Union's response to the political transitions in the Arab world and to the Europe Union's response to the economic and monetary crises.
The meeting will start with the Monetary and Economic Union and on how this could bring the EU closer to a Federation of Nation States. The Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, and the Maltese Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, will deliver keynote speeches on this topic.
Thursday 15 November will also kick-start the discussion on the aftermath of the uprisings in the Southern Mediterranean basin. Mahmoud Jibril el-Warfally, Head of the Libyan National Forces Alliance, will deliver a keynote speech.
Friday 16 November will focus almost entirely on the aftermath of the uprising in the Arab world. The Moroccan Minister for the Economy and Finance, Nizar Baraka, will speak about the transition to democracy and political reforms.
The debate will later centre on the European Union's response to the Arab uprising.
The meeting will web streamed live on the EPP Group's website.
For more information on the Bureau meeting, please download the programme.
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