Thalidomide Victims in Europe: 50 Years of Fight
January 25th 2017
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25th January, 18:00h

THALIDOMIDE VICTIMS IN EUROPE: 50 YEARS OF FIGHT

Hosted by MEP Esteban González Pons and MEP Kathleen Van Brempt, in collaboration with S&D, ECR, The Greens and GUE

18:00: Opening remarks by MEP Esteban González Pons and MEP Kathleen Van Brempt

18:15: Presentation of the TV Documentary Thalidomide: The Secret Deal. The dark history of the thalidomide scandal

• James Pastouna, Director of the Documentary

18:30: Showing of the TV Documentary Thalidomide: The Secret Deal. The dark history of the thalidomide scandal

19:20: Round Table with MEPs and European victim’s representatives

Guest Speakers

• Nick Dobrik, leader of the UK Thalidomide Campaign Fifty Years Fight
• Rafael Basterrechea, Vicepresident of AVITE, Asociación Víctimas de la Talidomida en España

Statements by MEPS

• MEP Beatriz Becerra, ALDE
• MEP Jill Evans, The Greens | EFA
• MEP Gabi Zimmer, GUE

Discussion with victims and MEPs present

19:55: Closing remarks by MEP Syed Kamall

*Interpretation will be provided in ES/EN

Ends.

Photo: Jill Evans