TEPSA pre-presidency Conference Warsaw/Łódź

June 2011
Warsaw

 

On Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2011 EXACT researchers Bogdana Depo, Nicole Koenig, Marlene Gottwald, Vanessa Boas, Simon Stross and Marco Siddi attended the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference on “Priorities of the Polish presidency of the European Union”. The event took place at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe and was organized by the European Institute Łódź and the College of Europe in cooperation with TEPSA, under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

The conference analyzed the priorities of the Polish presidency and the recent and upcoming challenges for the European Union. The panels focused on the EU Presidency under the Lisbon Treaty, EU security policy, the European Neighboorhood Policy and economic governance. Speakers included top EU officials, namely Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, Jerzy BUZEK, President of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Poland and Janusz LEWANDOWSKI, EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget.

Members of the Polish government such as Radosław SIKORSKI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jacek ROSTOWSKI, Minister of Finance, also attended and contributed to the conference. Furthermore, scholars and practitioners from all over Europe made critical remarks on a broad range of issues, from energy security to the current developments of the “Arab Spring”.

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