EPP Group Hearing on Bangladesh

Bangladesh: towards free and fair national elections
5.12.2013 - 9:30
- 5.12.2013 - 12:30
Päivitetty viimeksi: 13.2.2014 - 12:54
6Q2, European Parliament
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Opening of the Hearing
Opening address by:
Mairead McGUINNESS, Vice-Chairwoman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)
Tomas SIKORSKIS, First Secretary, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the Council of the European Union, on behalf of HE Ambassador Raimundas Karoblis, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the European Union
Session 1: Political situation in Bangladesh: What is at stake?
Can non-party caretaker government guarantee free and fair national elections in Bangladesh?
Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in the European Parliament - Moderator
H T lMAM, Advisory Council and Co-chair, Election Committee, Bangladesh Awami League
Dr S M Asaduzzaman RIPON, Secretary, International Affairs, Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Professor Dr Sadeka HALIM, Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Bangladesh
Session 2: EU-Bangladeshi relations
How can the EU facilitate free and fair elections in Bangladesh?
Laima Liucija ANDRIKIENĖ, Subcommittee on Human Rights of the EP - Moderator
Michael GAHLER, EU Chief Observer for the Pakistani elections (2013)
Balthasar BENZ, Division of Democracy and Election Observation, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Paulo CASACA, Executive Director, South Asia Democratic Forum
HE Mme Ismat JAHAN, Ambassador, Embassy of Bangladesh
End of the Hearing
Working languages: EN, FR
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