Brussels, 4 March 2010 – The contribution of 14 European think tanks to the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian Trio Presidency of the European Union

Notre Europe, Real Instituto Elcano, Egmont and GKI invite you to the presentation of the report “The contribution of 14 European think tanks to the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian Trio Presidency of the European Union” on 4 March 2010 in Brussels.

La contribution de 14 think tanks européens au trio des présidences espagnole, belge et hongroise de l’Union européenne
Sous la direction d’Elvire Fabry et Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Notre Europe

4 mars 2010 – 8h30-13h00
Egmont II – Rue des Petits-Carmes 24, 1000 Brussels


From 8.30 am: Registration

9.00 – 9.15 am: Welcome Speeches
– Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, President of Notre Europe
– Gil Carlos Rodrà­guez Iglesias, Director of the Real Instituto Elcano

9.15 – 11.00 am: PANEL 1
The Priorities of the Lisbon Treaty Implementation for an Increased EU Efficiency
New role of the Trio, common programme priorities, external influence
– Mr Olivier Chastel, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium
– H.E. Mr Gàbor Ivàn, Head of the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Former Secretary of State for European Affairs
– Mr Diego Lòpez Garrido, Secretary of State for the EU of the Kingdom of Spain
– Mr João Vale de Almeida, Director-General for External Relations, European Commission

11.00 – 11.15 am: Coffee break

11.15 – 1.00 pm: PANEL 2
EU-2020: New Synergies between Economic, Environmental and Social Policies
Post-Lisbon Strategy, climate issues, economic governance
– Mr Enrique Baròn Crespo Former Member of the Spanish Parliament and Former President of the European Parliament
– Mrs Edit Herczog, Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
– Mr Hervé Jouanjean, Director-General for Budget at the European Commission, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission
– Mr Mario Monti, Member of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe 2020-2030, former Commissioner entrusted by Commission President J.M. Barroso with the report on the re-launch of the single market
– Mrs Odile Renaud-Basso, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Council

1.00 pm: Conclusions
– Etienne Davignon, Chairman of Egmont
– Andràs Vértes, President of GKI

The think tanks will be addressing questions to the speakers.

The event is finished.


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