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Monday 6 December, 9:00-11:00 GMT - Online Conference - Ethiopia at Crossroad

Members of the European Parliament Michèle Rivasi and Jan-Christoph Oetjen invite key speakers to discuss the origin of the conflict, the security situation and the role of the international community and the consequences of the conflict.

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Published Programme:

9:00: Introduction by MEPs Michèle Rivasi and Jan-Christoph Oetjen

9:15: "Origin of the conflict/ an overview of political development since 1991" Abera Yemane Ab, Chair of Dildiy, Ethiopian Association, Belgium

9:25: "Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia" Mirjam van Reisen , Professor of International Relations at Tilburg University and Leiden University.

9:35: "The armed conflict in Tigray and the international community (EU/USA)" Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs

9:45: "The humanitarian situation in Tigray – aid, food security and famine" Jan Nyssen, professor at the Department of Geography, Ghent University

9:55: "Women’s Experiences in the Tigray War" Meaza Gebremedhin, International Relations Researcher & Activist

10:05: "The consequence of the war on human rights" Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner at Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Michelle Bachelet (TBC), High Commissioner for Human Rights

10:25: "Media bias and policy struggle" Jan Abbink, Professor emeritus Governance and politics in Africa, Leiden University Tsedale Lemma, Founder of the Addis Standard

10:45: "The role of the European Union" Annette Weber , EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa

10:55: Concluding remarks and the way forward by MEP

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