The role of human rights and democracy in the implementation of the EU-Cuba agreement

06.06.2017 / 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
European Parliament
Rue Wiertz
B-1047 Brussels

Conference

ALDE Conference: ‘The role of human rights and democracy in the implementation of the EU-Cuba agreement’

Cuba and the EU concluded their negotiations for a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement on 11 March 2016 and it was signed by both parties in December 2016. In view of this agreement, the ALDE Group would like to continue the debate, following its seminars organised in February 2015 and May 2016.  The European Parliament has to give its consent to the agreement in July 2017.

Program

09:00 – 09:05Opening by Pavel Telička MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament (MEP, ALDE)

09:05 – 09:20Edita Hrdá, Managing Director of Americas of the European External Action Service

09:20 – 10:15Round Table

Pedro Fuentes-Cid (Spokesperson for the Cuban Political Presidency Council, Vice-President of the International Platform for Human Rights in Cuba, Legal Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board of the Democratic Directorate)

Sayli Navarro, (Ladies in White)

Tania Bruguera, (Cuba performance Artist and Activist. Founder of the Institute of Artivism Hannah Arendt)

10:15 – 10:45Q&A

10:45 – 10:50Closing remarks by Maria Teresa Gimenez Barbat, ALDE shadow for the EU-Cuba agreement consent procedure (MEP, ALDE)

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