Opening remarks by MEP Bullock and Mr. Qureshi, during EFSAS Seminar in EU Parliament
The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a very successful, thought-provoking and well-attended day-long Seminar, ‘CPEC – East India Company Mark 2?’, in the European Parliament on 7 November 2018. The Seminar was organized under the aegis of Member European Parliament (MEP) Mr. Jonathan Bullock.
A high level panel consisting of Members European Parliament (MEPs), Scholars and Academicians spoke at the event and discussed the construction of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and its interrelated legal, geo-strategic, economic and environmental issues, which directly impact the stability of South Asia.
MEP Jonathan Bulllock, MEP Geoffrey van Orden, Dr. Paul Stott (SOAS), Dr. Matthew McCartney (University of Oxford), Dr. Dorothée Vandamme (University of Louvain), Mr. Burzine Waghmar (SOAS) and Mr. Fernando Burgés (UNPO) were among the main panelists. Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, chaired the Seminar and gave a profound insight on the objectives of EFSAS while also giving an introduction to the topic, especially in regard to CPEC’s disastrous effects on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir in general and Gilgit Baltistan in particular. The Seminar was officially opened by Mr. Jonathon Bullock, MEP, Member of the Committees on Budgetary Control and Industry, Research and Energy.
Opening remarks of MEP Jonathan Bullock and Mr. Junaid Qureshi during EFSAS Seminar in EU Parliament