2 May 2012 - MEDIA ADVISORY - NATO PA SPRING SESSION
The Parliament of Estonia will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session in Tallinn from Friday 25 May to Monday 28 May 2012. The Session will bring together some 300 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss common international security concerns and adopt the reports prepared by the Assembly’s committees.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May will be devoted to the meetings of the NATO PA’s five Committees: Political, Defence and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security and Economics and Security. Each Committee will discuss Reports on a broad range of security and defence topics and will be addressed by prestigious speakers from government, academia, NGO’s and NATO.
The Plenary Session on Monday 28 May will be addressed by: NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s President, Dr Karl A. LAMERS, the Speaker of the Riigikogu, Ene ERGMA, the President of the Republic of Estonian, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow and other prestigious speakers.
Media representatives are welcome to ask questions during the Opening Press Briefing on Friday 25 May at 11:00 on the 6th floor of the Swissôtel Tallinn
A draft programme for the media with the names and timings of the speakers and the Committee agendas is available and regularly updated on the NATO PA web site.
Only the meetings indicated in the press programme are open to the press.
Only registered press will be able to access the session venue.
Media representatives wishing to cover the session, to attend the press briefing and other media events must request accreditation.
The accreditation form, the procedure for accreditation and registration as well as more practical information for the media is available on the Session pages hosted by the Parliament of Estonia and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly web-sites.
Additional questions concerning the media facilities, broadcast facilities, uplink trucks etc should also be addressed to:
NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY PRESS AND MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICE
Questions on the Session programme or on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly should be addressed to:
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS
Requests for interviews with Members of Parliament and Committee guest speakers should be directed to the NATO PA’s press and media information office or directly to the delegates or guest speakers. The point of contact is Mrs Roberta Calorio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session News and information is routinely placed on the NATO PA website and on the Session web page hosted by the Estonian Parliament.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly brings together legislators from NATO member and non-member countries to consider security-related issues of common interest and concern. The Assembly is an inter-parliamentary organisation and is independent from NATO. For more information contact the Press and Media Relations Service (phone: + 32 (0) 2 50 48 154 – email: email@example.com