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2011 FMA Annual Seminar
"The situation in Arab countries and how former MEPs could make a contribution to the democratisation process - developing practical perspectives"

Thursday 1 December 2011, European Parliament Brussels

PROGRAMME

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the seminar
Mr Pat COX, President of the European Parliament Former Members Association

10.10-10.30 "Future support by the EEAS of emerging democratisation in North Africa"
Mr Hugues MINGARELLI,
 Managing Director for North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and Iraq (European External Action Service)
Hugues MINGARELLI        › Watch the Video

10.30-10.50 "Implications for the EU of political change in the Southern Mediterranean"
Ms Barbara LOCHBIHLER MEP, Chairwoman of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights
Barbara LOCHBIHLER         › Watch the video  Part 1; Part 2

10.50-11.10 "Libya's transition to democracy: challenges and prospects"
Dr. Iman BUGAIGHIS, Former Spokeswoman for Libyan Transitional Provisional National Council
Iman BUGAIGHIS         Watch the video:  Part 1Part 2 ; Part 3

11.10-11.30 "How former MEPs can promote and assist democracy building"
Mr Enrique BARÓN CRESPO, former President of the European Parliament; Jean Monnet Chair at the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha; former Spanish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Communications
›  Enrique BARON CRESPO      › Watch the video Part 1 ; Part 2

11.30-12.40 Question & Answer session
Moderator: Mr Pat COX, FMA President

12.40-13.00 Conclusions
Mr Enrique BARÓN CRESPO

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