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EU-Erweiterung – win-win-Situation für alle

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Wirtschaftskammer Österreich - Rudolf Sallinger-Saal
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German and English language

Vortragende

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels
Member of the European Commission
Botschafter der Republik Ungarn, Wien
Deputy Secretary General for Inter-institutional Affairs, European External Action Service, Brussels
Commissioner for Environment, European Commission, Brussels
Partner, BXL Consulting, Brussels
Member of the European Parliament Chair

Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

1966-1970 University of Salzburg, study of law (Dr. Iuris)
1971-1978 Paul Kiefel, Freilassing/Germany (1971-72), Export Department; Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Director for Export Promotion
1978-1981 P. Kaufmann Inc., New York, Sales Director for Europe
1981-1983 Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Chief Management Assistant
1984 Austrian Embassy, Madrid, Spain
1984-1986 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs
1986 Austrian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, First Secretary
1986-1987 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation
1987-1990 Austrian Embassy, Paris, Counsellor for Economic Affairs
1990-1993 Austrian Embassy, Paris, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chargé d'Affairs a.i.
1993 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol
1994-1995 UN Chief of Protocol
1995-2000 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2000-2004 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria
since 2004 European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

Dr. Jan FIGEL

Member of the European Commission

1978-1983 Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia; MSc in Electronic Engineering (Power Electronics)
1994 Georgetown University, Washington D. C., USA; International Affairs (university single semester course)
1994 UFSIA Antwerpen, Belgium; European Economic Integration (university single semester course)
1983-1992 Research and Design Engineering
1992-1998 National Council of the Slovak Republic; Member of Parliament; Member of the International Committee of the Parliament and of the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration
1992-1998 Christian Democratic Movement; Member of the Party Presidium
1993-1998 Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly; Member of Parliament
1994-1998 Christian Democratic Movement; Deputy Chairman for Foreign Policy
1995-1998 Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development; Deputy Chairman
1997-1998 Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Sub-Committee for International Economic Relations, Chairman
1997-1998 Center for European Policy, President
1998 Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Vice-Chairman of the EPP-Group
1998-2000 Board Member of the Slovak Democratic Coalition
since 1998 State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
since 1998 Chief Negotiator of the Slovak Republic for Accession Negotiations with the European Union
since 2000 Christian Democratic Movement, Deputy Chairman for Foreign Policy
 Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National Council of the Slovak Republic, Former Chief Negotiator of the Slovak Republic on the EU-Accession, Bratislava
since 2002 Slovak Government Representative in the Convention on the Future of Europe

Dr. Istvan HORVATH

Botschafter der Republik Ungarn, Wien

1966 Diplomvolkswirt (Universität für Wirtschaftswissenschaften zu Budapest, Fachrichtung Finanzökonomie)
1967 Promotion zum Dr.rer.oec.
 Lehrtätigkeit an der Budapester Universität für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Lehrstuhl Außenwirtschaft)
1966-73 kaufmännische Tätigkeit im Außenhandel in Ost- und Westeuropa
1973-78 kaufmännische Tätigkeit in Belgrad
1978-83 wirtschaftspolitische Beratung der Regierung
1983 Botschafter von Ungarn in den Niederlanden
1984-91 Botschafter von Ungarn in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
1991-2003 Beratertätigkeit für verschiedene deutsche Großunternehmen
1994-95 Persönlicher Berater des Ministerpräsidenten
1997-2003 Konsul des Großherzogtums Luxemburg in Budapest
seit 2003 Mitarbeiter des Außenministeriums

Maciej POPOWSKI

Deputy Secretary General for Inter-institutional Affairs, European External Action Service, Brussels

1983-88 Studium der Germanistik in Wroclaw
1988-91 Assistent an der Universität Wroclaw
seit 1991 im diplomatischen Dienst:
1993-99 an der Vertretung der Republik Polen in Brüssel
1999-2001 Abteilungsleiter für die EU im Außenministerium in Warschau
seit 2001 an der Vertretung der Republik Polen in Brüssel, bis April 2003 als stellvertr. Leiter der Vertretung, seither im Politischen und im Sicherheitskomitee der EU, Brüssel

Dr. Janez POTOCNIK

Commissioner for Environment, European Commission, Brussels

 Ph.D. degree in Economics, University of Ljubljana
 Assistant Director and Director, Institut of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development
 Senior Researcher, Institut for Economic Research
 Head of Negotiating Team for Accession to EU
 Acting Director of Government Office for European Affairs
 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

LL.M. Pavel TELICKA

Partner, BXL Consulting, Brussels

1986 graduation from the Law Faculty at the Charles University in Prague
1986 Unit of public international law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988 Unit of private international law and in two years time became legal adviser within the CSFR delegation for the negotiations on the Europe Agreement on Association
1991-1995 different positions at the Czechoslovak/Czech Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, including the ones of Deputy Head and Head of Mission
1995 became Director of the European Communities Department and the following year Director General of the Integration Section (EC, NATO, UN) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998 appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and shortly after Chief Negotiator for the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union
1999 promoted to I Deputy Minister and appointed State Secretary for European Affairs
2002 Ambassador and Head of Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the European Communities
2004 nominated by the Czech Government for the post of Commissioner
2004 co-founded BXL Consulting with offices in Prague and Brussels
2005 joined the European Policy Centre (EPC) as a Senior Advisor on an external basis
2005 appointed European Coordinator for one of the priority projects within TEN-T for the railway network Rail Baltica

Ursula STENZEL

Member of the European Parliament

 After studies of journalism, contemporary history and political science she became foreign policy editor in the ORF (Austrian Broadoasting Corportation /Radio and Television).
 She worked in TV as single editor and was the first anchor woman to present the main news on Austrian TV. She did many reports on Spain and the Middle East and travelled widely in Europe.
 Ursula Stenzel won two elections to the European Parliament on top of the list of the Austrian People s Party.