European Leftists And Greens To Visit Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

European Leftists And Greens To Visit Iceland

Published May 2, 2011

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 Reykjavík today for the group’s Study Days.
Participating GUE/NGL MEPs and guest speakers, including Icelandic government ministers Svandís Svavarsdóttir (Environment), Steingrímur J. 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, Suðurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavṕk, will get underway on Tuesday, 3rd May at 8.45 am and conclude on Thursday 5 May.
The MEPs involved are 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).

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