The EU and the "Global Shadows": Are the EU efforts to contain and regulate the illegal trafficking of small arms, drugs and people a story of success?


Veranstaltung, Summary 22.03.2012

Panel Discussion


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The aim of this event is to discuss the effectiveness of current EU policies in the area of illicit trafficking in goods and people as well as to elaborate on possible alternatives to these policies. Generally speaking, the EU seems to adopt comparatively progressive policies in certain circumstances while being rather vague in other instances. It goes without saying though that such forms of illicit trafficking constitute first rank foreign policy issues and pose a challenge to international security. The question as to how EU policies in these fields might be shaped in the future will also be tackled.

Helga Konrad, Minister for Women's Issues (retired), International Consultant on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Austria
Ulrike Lunacek, Member of the European Parliament of the Greens from Austria
An Vranckx, Conflict Research Group and Department for Third World Studies at the University of Ghent, Belgium
Stefan Khittel, oiip

22 March 2012
7 p.m.
House of the European Union in Vienna
Wipplingerstr. 35, 1010 Wien


Abstracts of the speakers

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