MEPs supported the opening statement delivered by campaign team leader Nick Dobrik who drew attention to the fact that the behaviour of a past German government fell well below the standards we have come to expect from modern Germany. Ashley Fox (ECR), Esteban Pons (EPP) and Matthias Groote (S&D) called from the platform for the present Federal Government to 'put right an historic injustice and ease the physical suffering of remaining thalidomide survivors before it is too late'. Many other MEPs spoke from the floor of the conference in support of this call.
You can view a video of the Press Conference here.
This is how one attendee from the UK, on her first visit to the parliament, described the experience.
You can read the Press release here
You can read the press pack here.
Here is the latest summary of our evidence produced by Ince & Co, international lawyers.
Here are the submissions from the UK team, AVITE (Spain), Vita and Taionlus (Italy) and our Swedish partners.