Conor Murphy to speak at Conference on peace in the Basque Country
Conor Murphy MP, MLA, will be speaking at a conference, 'Aiete conference, a road-map for peace in the Basque Country?', on the Basque Peace Process at the European Parliament on Thursday 29 March 2012 at 9am in Room ASP 1G3, European Parliament, Brussels
The confernence, organised by the European Parliaments Basque Friendship Group is to discuss the outcomes of the Aiete conference, and the prospects for building a lasting peace in the Basque Country.
The Aiete Conference was attended by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and other international figures including Johnathan Powell, Kofi Annan, Gro Harlem Bruntland, Bertie Ahern and Pierre Joxe.
One of the main speakers at the event will also be Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Jonathan Powell was one of the people who endorsed the statement coming from the International Conference (Aiete), which took place in Donostia/San Sebastian in October 2011.
Also present will be MEPs from different parties and countries, as well as representatives of Basque political parties.
The conference is to consider the role of the European Union and the European institutions in supporting the ongoing peace process and resolution of the conflict in the Basque Country.