23rd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly:
- Statements by MEP's
- Gay MITCHELL (EPP, IE)
- Peter STASTNY (EPP, SK)
- Zita GURMAI (S&D, HU)
- Louis MICHEL (ELDR, BE) Co President of the ACP EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
European Parliament , Horsens, Denmark
Lieu: AQUA FORUM, HORSENS, DENMARK
End production: 30/05/2012 First transmission: 30/05/2012
Third and last working day for the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union) 23rd session in Denmark. Today's were focused on the situation in Nigeria and the challenges and opportunities of urban development in ACP cities. Following the debates on NIgeria and Urban development in ACP, MEPS delivered statements.
The Assembly, the only of its kind in the world, was created for bringing together the elected representatives of the European Community and the representatives of the ACP countries which signed the Cotonou Agreement, an accord with developing countries. The aim of the institution is promote the interdependence of the North and the South, within the values of the human rights and democracy
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||Exterior views of the Aqua Forum (Venue of the 23rd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly) (2 shots)
||General view of the Plenary session, Presidency (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Gay MITCHELL (EPP, IE) on the situation in Nigeria and a parallel with what Ireland went through for decades and the necessity to support reform process in Nigeria.
||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Peter STASTNY (EPP, SK) , on the situation of in Nigeria and the presence of the HOKO HARAM terrorist group and the need to organise better governance in Nigeria and extend support to civil society.
||SOUNDBITE (ENglish) by Zita GURMAI (S&D, HU), on the situation in Nigeria ,on better governance and better check and balance, on the defence of Human Rights and homosexuals in Nigeria. "I reaaly hope that we can have a mission to Nigeria . We should sit with the President of Nigeria and Government that it is not the time to make blabla it is time for action"
||SOUNDBITE (French) by SOUNDBITE (French) Louis MICHEL, (ALDE, BE) Co President of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, on the the challenges and opportunities of urban development in ACP cities.