Socialist International plans council session here

Costa Rica’s Partido Liberación Nacional will host the Socialist International council meeting from Jan. 23 and 24 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Escazú.

More than 162 delegations from socialist and labor party organizations around the world will attend the council meeting, which is usually a twice-yearly event. Discussions will focus on the economic crisis and climate change, two of the most serious questions the international community faces today, said an announcement.

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda is scheduled to speak at the opening session along with the former prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou, who is president of Socialist International.

Also speaking will be Bernal Jiménez Monge, president of Liberación Nacional.

All meetings and seminars will be open to the public, said Jiménez.

Under the agenda item “Redefining markets in a democracy and overcoming the crisis with growth in the real economy,” participants will examine ways to ensure that governments implement policies for economic recovery that are in line with the International’s principles of fairness and opportunities for all, said the organization.

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