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EU-West Africa EPA

Start:
17 September 2014 9:00 am
End:
17 September 2014 1:00 pm

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The trade union centres of Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria will be visiting Brussels to meet with the European Commission and discuss the EU-West Africa EPA.

 

 

 

Programme

9.00                 Introductory speeches by ITUC and ETUC 

9.10                 Negotiating the Future of Africa: Discussion on all EPAs

                          Tom Jenkins, Senior Advisor, ETUC, (TBC)

                          Kingsley Ofei-Nkansah, General Secretary General Agricultural Workers Union GAWU of Ghana TUC

                          Marc Maes, Coordinator, 11.11.11

                          Embassy of Mauritania, (TBC)

                          MEP (TBD)

11.00               Coffee break

11.15                Structural Transformation and the West Africa EPA

                          Yorgos Altintzis, Policy Officer, ITUC

                          Kwabena Nyarko Otoo – Universität Kassel and Ghana TUC

                          Civil society representative, (TBD)

                          Embassy from WA (TBD)

                          MEP (TBD)

12.30               Sandwiches lunch – networking event

13.00               End of the meeting

ECDPM’s San Bilal will make a presentation at this event.

Location

International Trade Union House
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
Brussels
Belgium

Economic Transformation and TradeTrade Policy and Economic Partnership AgreementsEconomic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)West Africa