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
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 1; Part 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
Mr Enrique BARÓN CRESPO