13th – 17th October 2014 – Brussels

13 October 2014

13th – 17th October 2014 – Brussels

Sakharov Prize

The leaders of parliament’s political groups will meet to decide the winner of the 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought. The shortlist is the Ukrainian EuroMaidan movement; Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist; and Leyla Yunus, an Azerbaijani human rights activist.

The ECR will make a decision on which nominee to support at its group meeting.

Group leaders’ meeting: Thursday
ECR Group Meeting: Tuesday afternoon

Iraq and Syria

Representatives of the Yezidi federation in Europe will meet with MEPs on the Human Rights subcommittee to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria. Mark Demesmaeker is ECR Human Rights coordinator.

Discussion: Monday @ 16.30


The foreign affairs and home affairs committees will meet jointly with Jean-Paul Laborde, the UN Executive Director of Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, to discuss the increased threat level facing Europe. ECR Home Affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope will ask Mr Laborde about the growing threat of foreign fighters, and the measures needed to combat them such as an EU Passenger Name Records system.

Discussion: Thursday @ 11.30


For enquiries relating to the ECR Group, the Group Chairman or a national delegation not listed below:

James Holtum
ECR Group Spokesman
Rue Wiertz – ATR 07K 031
B – 1047 Brussels
Tel.: + 32 473 861762
E-mail: james.holtum@europarl.europa.eu

For enquiries relating to a national delegation of the group or its members:

UK delegation:
John Furbisher
Tel.: +32 498 984760
E-mail: john.furbisher@europarl.europa.eu

Czech delegation:
Jan Krelina
Tel.: +32 493 214346
E-mail: jan.krelina@europarl.europa.eu

Polish Law and Justice delegation:
Katarzyna Ochman
Tel.: +32 470 955928
E-mail: katarzyna.ochman@europarl.europa.eu





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