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20 years after the Prestige accident: analysis of maritime safety in Europe




15:00  Opening of the Conference

  • Ana Miranda, BNG (Bloque Nacionalista Galego, Galician Nationalist Bloc) MEP, Greens/EFA Group
  • Camilo Nogueira, former BNG MEP, Greens/EFA Group (responsible to propose the Special Temporary Committee of the European Parliament on the investigation of the Prestige accident)
  • Marie Toussaint, Europe Écologie MEP, Greens/EFA Group

Opening video projection

15:20  Panel 1
The “Prestige” oil spill accident on the Galician coast: environmental and economic impact & social reaction to the accident

  • 15:20-15:30   Xosé Manuel Pereiro, journalist
  • 15:30-15:40   Adela FigueroaADEGA (Association for the Ecological Defence of Galiza)
  • 15:40-16:00   Ana Pasantes and Luisa Gerpe, representatives of the Galician fisheries sector
  • 16:00-16:20   Suso de Toro and Xurxo Souto, Nunca Máis social movement

16:20  Panel 2
Analysis of European maritime safety

  • 16:20-16:35  Jacob Terling, Maritime Safety Unit of the Directorate-General for Transport of the European Commission
  • 16:35-16:50 Frederic Hebert, Head of Sustainability Unit, Sustainability and Technical Assistance Department, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

16:50    Panel 3
The “Erika” and other cases of marine pollution in Europe

  • 16:50-17:05 Pierre Karleskind, Chair of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament
  • 17:05-17:15 Alain Bonnec, former Vice-President of the environmental association Merci Erika, Brittany
  • 17:15-17:25 Frank de Boer, FNP (Fryske Nasjonale Partij) representative, Frisia
  • 17:25-17:35 Jean-Ronan Le Pen, co-President of the environmental association ZEA, France

17:35   Q&A

18:15  Art as a fight against the oil spill

Projection of photos of the Prestige and the Erika
Musical performance by Xurxo Souto and IALMA



Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Galician




Policy Paper
© Udo Weber
Greening the streets  © Udo Weber

Responsible MEPs

Ana Miranda
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