Event Reports

From Barcelona to the Neighbourhood Policy-Parliamentary Dimension of the Mediterranean Dialogue

Impressions from the International Conference in Jordan, 3 to 4 December 2006

Family picture

 Family picture

Participating parliamentarians and support staff from both shores of the Mediterranean.

Welcome reception and opening session

welcome

Welcome speech by H.E. Klaus Burkhardt (right), German Ambassador to Jordan; in the presence of Hardy Ostry (left), Regional Representative for the Program Near Eat / Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and H.E. Othmar Karas (middle), MEP and Vice-President of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament.

opening

H.E. Abdel Hadi Majali (second from right), President of the Lower House of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, welcomes the Members of the European Parliamentarian in Jordan among them H.E. Hubert Pirker (from left to right), MEP and Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee; H.E. Vito Bonsignore, MEP and the Vice-President of the EPP-ED Group Responsible for the Euro-Mediterranean Policy; H.E. Othmar Karas, MEP and Vice-President of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament.

Visit to the Foreign Ministry

Jordanian foreign ministry

H.E. Vito Bonsignore (second from the right), MEP and the Vice-President of the EPP-ED Group Responsible for the Euro-Mediterranean Policy hands over a present to H.E. Abdul Ilah Khatib, Foreign Minister of Jordan.

First working session: The Neighbourhood Policy and Its Challenges for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue

First session

H.E. Zkeriya Akcam, Turkish MP; H.E. Habib Aouida, Tunisian MP; H.E. Michael Gahler, German MEP; H.E. Vito Bonsignore, Italian MEP; H.E. Miloud Chorfi, Algerian MP; H.E. Mohammad Arslan, Jordanian MP; H.E. Simon Busuttil, MEP from Malta (from left to right).

Second working session: Parliamentary Diplomacy in the Framework of the Neighbourhood Policy

second session

H.E. Hisham Mustafa Kalil, Egyptian MP; H.E. Hichem Hajji, Tunisian MP; H.E. Othmar Karas, Austrian MEP; H.E.Vito Bonsignore, Italian MEP; H.E. Suleiman Obeidat, Jordanian MP; H.E. Michael Gahler, German MEP (from left to right).

Conference impressions

EU and Middle East Discussion

H.E. Fouad Kokaly, Palestinian MP; H.E. Partick Renauld, Head of the European Commission Delegation in Jordan; H.E. Hisham Mustafa Kalil, Egyptian MP (first three persons from right to left in the front).

Third working session: Beyond the Debate on Democracy – Strengthening the Impact of Civil Society on Political Development

Third session

H.E. Fatima Leili, Moroccan MP; H.E. Fouad Kokaly, Palestinian MP; H.E. Jana Hybaskova ,Czech MEP; H.E. Amira Dotan, Israeli MP; Sabah Bounour, Algerian MP; H.E. Fahmi Ashed, Egyptian MP (from left to right).

Fourth working session Towards a Network of Values – the Role of Political Parties in the Euro-Med Dialogue

Fourth session

H.E. Jana Hybaskova ,Czech MEP; H.E. Majalli Whbee Israeli MP; Mevlüt Cavusogly, Turkish MP; H.E. Antonios Trakatellis, Greece MEP and Vice-President of the EP; H.E. Bernard Sabella, Palestinian MP; H.E. Mohammed el Ansari, Moroccan MP; Sabah Bounour, Algerian MP (from left to right).

Impressions from the lunch break

lunch break

H.E. Othmar Karas, Austrian MEP; H.E. Jana Hybaskova ,Czech MEP; H.E. Hisham Mustafa Kalil, Egyptian MP; H.E. Suleiman Obeidat, Jordanian MP (from left to right).

Round Table

Round table

H.E. Jana Hybaskova ,Czech MEP; Hardy Ostry, Regional Representative for the Program Near Eat / Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; H.E. Hubert Pirker Austrian MEP; H.E. Antonios Trakatellis, Greece MEP and Vice-President of the EP; H.E. Hisham Mustafa Kalil, Egyptian MP; H.E. Sabah Bounour, Algerian MP (from left to right).

Launching of the informal EPP-ED Euro-Mediterranean network

Launching

H.E. Antonios Trakatellis (second from right), Greece MEP and Vice-President of the EP, launches the informal parliamentary network.

KAS publications

book fair

Highly appreciated by the participants - food for thought – the publications of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.