New Peru Euro network lobbies the European Parliament
31 March 2006
A group of NGOs and support groups throughout Europe have come together to form a European Platform on Peru (PEP). The PSG is part of this group and was in Brussels in March to lobby Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the recommendations of the Truth Commission. We want MEPs to use their position to put pressure on the Peruvian Government to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Amongst others, we met with an Irish MEP, Simon Coveney (Fine Gael), who showed great interest in the findings of the TRC and plans to look into the possible points of leverage that the EU might have. The EU is one of the valves for Aid provision to Peru and Mr Coveney MEP thought that it might be possible to make the implementation of the recommendations of the TRC a condition for further Aid.
We have also provided the PSG report on the 2006 elections to members of an EU delegation who will be going to Peru shortly.