Another Europe is possible

Study Days in Cyprus (8-10 January 2019)



GUE/NGL STUDY DAYS in Nicosia, Cyprus

8-10 January 2019

Hilton Cyprus

98 Avenue Archbishop Makarios III

1077 Nicosia

Meeting room Ballroom B & C

TUESDAY 8 January (morning)


09.00 - 09.30                    Opening and Welcome by Neoklis Sylikiotis, Vice- President of  GUE/NGL Group and Andros Kyprianou, General Secretary of CC AKEL


The Cyprus Problem, Briefing on the latest Developments


09.30- 10.30                     Chair:  Dimitris Papadimoulis, GUE/NGL MEP

Andros Kyprianou, General Secretary of  CC AKEL

Guests and MEPs contribution


Working Conditions, Unemployment

11.00-13.00                      Chair:  Miguel Viegas, GUE/NGL MEP

Introduction: Paloma Lopez, GUE/NGL MEP

Pampis Kyritsis, General Secretary of PEO

Yiannis Socratous, President of the Secondary School Teachers Trade Union (OELMEK)

Guests and MEPs contribution


TUESDAY  8 January (afternoon)

Extreme Right in the EU, The Answer of the Left

15.00 -16.30                     Chair:  Lidia Senra, GUE/NGL MEP

Introduction : Dimitris Papadimoulis, GUE/NGL MEP

Nikos Trimikliniotis, Academic, Cyprus

Giorgos Charalambous, Political Scientist

Guests and MEPs contribution


16.45-18.00                      Debate


WEDNESDAY 9 January (morning)


The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean - An active Volcano

Part I

Geostrategy & Militarisation in the Region



09.00 - 10.30                    Geostrategy & Militarisation in the Region

  Chair : Neoklis Sylikiotis, GUE/NGL MEP  

Introduction : Sabine Losing, GUE/NGL MEP

Claudia Haydt, Information Centre on Militarisation (IMI)


 Guests and MEPs contribution


10.45-12.00                       Palestine

Chair and Introduction: Martina Anderson, GUE/NGL MEP 

Dr. Saed Erekat, General Secretary of PLO

Aqel Taqz, Palestinian People’s Party

Aida Touma, Communist Party of Israel

Guests and MEPs contribution


12.00-13.00                      Departure by bus,  tour in the old town of Nicosia and the “Green line” dividing the city


WEDNESDAY 9 January (afternoon)



The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean - An active Volcano

 Part II

The Region after ISIS


15.00 - 16.30                    The Region after ISIS

                                                   Chair : Takis Hadjigeorgiou, GUE/NGL MEP

Introduction:  Angela Vallina, GUE/NGL MEP

Raid Fahmi, General Secretary Iraqi Communist Party, Member of Parliament

Nizar Trabulsi, Syrian Communist Party Unified

Aydemir Guler,  member of the Central Council of the Communist Party of Turkey

Hişyar Özsoy,  Deputy CO-chair of HDP, Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Deputy of Diyarbakir

 Guests and MEPs contribution


16.45-18.00                      Guests and MEPs contribution


18.00- 18.15                     Closing remarks by Neoklis Sylikiotis, Vice-President of the GUE/NGL Group


Thursday 10 January

09.00- 10.00                     Group Meeting


Contact Form