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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





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