Fair Trade breakfast at the European Parliament

In the context of the Fair Trade fortnight in Belgium, the European Parliament in Brussels hosted a Fair Trade breakfast on 7 October 2010, with the participation of 50 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The breakfast served to celebrate the achievements of the EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament, with regards to Fair Trade.

The event was hosted by Ms. Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Fair Trade Working Group. Keynote speeches were delivered by Professor Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and Mr Joao Aguiar Machado, Deputy Director-General for Trade of the European Commission.

A selection of photos from the event is now available.
It includes:

  • UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food (Prof. Olivier De Schutter) holding an “I support Fair Trade” bubble speech
  • European Parliament Vice President (Ms Isabelle Durant, Belgium) holding a bubble speech “I support Fair Trade”
  • Chair of the European Parliament Fair Trade Working Group (Ms Linda McAvan, UK) holding Fair Trade products
  • Fair Trade props & Bubble speech “I support Fair Trade” for the event
  • General view of the event
  • View of the Head Table



Isabelle_Durant_-_Eur._Parl._Vice_President UN_rapporteur_on_the_right_to_food_O._De_Schutter_supports_Fair_Trade

Bubble_speech_and_props2Linda_McAvan_MEP

general_pictureSpeech_UN_rapporteur_on_the_right_to_food_O._De_Schutter



Should you need more photos (or the ones on the website in high-resolution) please send an e-mail to: advocacy[at]fairtrade-advocacy.org
Photos are copyright free, but all must be credited "© Photo European Union").


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