Protests planned for Barcelona conference

5 April 2001

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics Europe, to be held from June 25-27 in Barcelona, will focus on economic globalisation, with prominent World Bank and academic speakers.

Citizen and social movements of Catalunya and Spain, as well as some political organisations and NGOs are preparing a counter conference, a peoples’ trial, a fiesta, a demonstration and other protest activities. The activists see the meeting as “a good occasion to let the citizens know who the World Bank is and what it does”.