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External Analysis of Lobbying Strategies

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Hauptschule
Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

Vortragende

Spokesperson, Commissioner McCreevy, European Commission, Brussels
Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Brussels
Partner, BXL Consulting, Brussels
Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna Chair

Oliver DREWES

Spokesperson, Commissioner McCreevy, European Commission, Brussels

 Graduated in law and governance and holds a postgraduate degree in European law.
 He is the spokesman for the internal market and services at the European Commission (Commissioner Charlie McCreevy) since the beginning of the Barroso Commission in November 2004. He started working in 1995 at the European Parliament, and continued his career subsequently several years in the private sector, before joining the European Commission as member of cabinet of Commissioner Franz Fischler in 2000 where he stayed till the end of the Prodi Commission.

Diplom-Politologe Hajo FRIEDRICH

Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Brussels

1978-1983 Study of Political Science and Economics in Marburg/Lahn and Berlin
1982-1986 Scientific Assistant at Berghof-Stiftung für Konfliktforschung, Berlin, and Journalist for Newsletter "Bürgerrechte und Polizei" (Cilip)
1987-1992 Consultant in a Consulting Company; from 1989 in Brussels
since 1993 Freelance Journalist and moderator

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

Dr. Gregor WOSCHNAGG

Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna

1960-1965 Jusstudium, Universitäten Wien, Grenoble und Trinity College, Cambridge
1965-1966 Postgraduate-Studium in Europarecht und Nationalökonomie am "Collège d'Europe" in Brügge, Belgien
  Integration
1966 Nach Gerichtspraxis Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche
1968-1973 Österreichische Vertretung, Vereinte Nationen in New York
1973-1975 Österreichischer Botschafter, Kairo
1975-1981 Leiter, Abteilung Presse und Information im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Umweltschutz UNEP und Städteplanung HABITAT
1981-1986 Österreichischer Botschafter in Nairobi und Ständiger Vertreter bei den UN-Organisationen in Nairobi über
1986-1987 Leiter, Generalsekretariat im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
  Stellvertreter von Bot. Dr. Manfred Scheich bei den EWR- und EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen
1987-1996 Leiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche Integration im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten;
  auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1993-1996 Stellvertretender Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für
1997-1999 Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1999-2007 Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs, Europäischen Union