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Barlow to participate in plenary discussion with German chancellor on CETA & globalization

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be participating in a panel discussion with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on April 20.

The panel will be part of a G7 Civil Society Dialogue Forum being hosted by the German NGO Forum on Environment & Development, VENRO (the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs) and the German G7 presidency.

During the panel, Chancellor Merkel will present her G7 presidency priorities and policies. In the discussion to follow, Barlow will raise concerns about globalization, deregulation and ‘free trade’ agreements like the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The other panelists will be Dr. Agnes Abuom, the moderator of the World Council of Churches, Dr. Bernd Bornhorst, the chairperson of VENRO, and Sebastian Schönauer, who is with the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development.

The panel will take place just prior to the G7 summit on June 7-8 at Schloss Elmau, which is located about 100 kilometres south of Munich.

Barlow will also be the main speaker on April 22 at the Green Lecture on the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and social movements.

Further reading
German chancellor says there are still a few matters in CETA “that must be clarified” (February 2015 campaign blog)
Canada-EU (CETA) (campaign webpage)

Photo: Maude Barlow, Angela Merkel