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Podiumsdiskussion Vision Europa

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Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw
European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels
Regierungschef des Fürstentums Liechtenstein a.D., Vaduz
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

Wladyslaw BARTOSZEWSKI

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw

1941-1944 and 1948-1949 studies at Warsaw University's Faculty of Humanities
1940-1941 he was imprisoned at the Auschwitz death camp
1942 co-founder of the "Zegota" Council for Aid to Jews
1942-1944 Front for the Rebirth of Poland (FOP)
1942-1945 Information Department of the Information and Propaganda Bureau of the Main Headquarters of the Polish Home Army (AK)
 After that Bartoszewski was a member of the Polish Peasants' Party (PSL), then led by Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, and he worked as co-editor of "Gazeta Ludowa." He was imprisoned by the communists twice, in 1946-1948 and 1949-1954, and in 1955 he was recognised as unfairly victimised.
1943-1944 Republic of Poland's Government-in-exile Home Office Department of Internal Affairs (Prison Unit and Jewish Section)
1963-1981 Secret Polish-based worker of Radio Free Europe
1973-1985 History lecturer at the Lublin Catholic University
1972-1983 Secretary-General of the Polish PEN
1978 Bartoszewski co-founder and lecturer of the Scientific Courses Association (TKN)
1978-1981 Member of the clandestine Polish Alliance for Independence
1980 Co-founder of the Committee for the Defence of Those Harassed for Their Beliefs, attached to the NSZZ Solidarity National Commission
1981-1982 He was interned at the Jaworze Internment Camp
1983-1990 Professor of Political Sciences, in Munich, Eichstaett and Augsburg
1990 -1995 Polish Ambassador to Austria
 Professor-conferred on him by the government of Bavaria;
 In 1995 he was decorated with the Order of the White Eagle. He was one of the first Poles to receive the "Righteous Among the Nations of the World" title, in Jerusalem.
1995 and again since 2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs

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

Otmar HASLER

Regierungschef des Fürstentums Liechtenstein a.D., Vaduz

1979-2001 Lehrer an der Realschule in Eschen
1989-2001 Mitglied des Parlaments, dem er 1995 als Präsident, wie auch 1994 und zwischen 1996 und 2001 als Vize-Präsident, vorstand
2001-2009 Regierungschef des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Während seiner achtjährigen Amtszeit als Regierungschef des Fürstentums war er insbesondere für die Ressorts Präsidium, Finanzen und Bauwesen zuständig
seit 2009 Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats, Kaiser Ritter Partner, wo er auch dem unternehmensinternen Weiterbildungsprogramm AKADEMIE vorsteht

Dr. Dimitrij RUPEL

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

1966-1967 Spent a year at the University of Essex in Great Britain
1970 Graduated in comparative literature and sociology at the University of Ljubljana
1971-1972 Studied at Brandeis University in Boston, USA, where he received a Ph.D. in sociology. During this time his literary, journalistic and critical writings were finding publishers. He also worked as a translator and editor. Due to political difficulties, he was not allowed to lecture at the University of Ljubljana and was unable to advance his career.
1977-1978 Lecturer at Queen's University in Canada
1985 Lecturer at the New School for Social Research in New York
 In the 1980s he joined other writers and intellectuals in initiating and editing the 'alternative' Nova Revija that published the 'Slovenian National Programme' in 1987 and confronted the communist authorities of the time. Dimitrij Rupel and his associates founded and led the Slovene Democratic Alliance, which in 1990 prior to the first democratic election formed an alliance with other anti-communist parties to form DEMOS (Democratic Opposition of Slovenia). DEMOS won the first election and Mr. Rupel became the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of independent Slovenia in the first Slovenian democratic government. In this role he fundamentally contributed to the international acclamation of the new country.
1989 Lecturer at Cleveland State University
1989-1990 President of Slovenian Democratic Alliance
1990-1993 Minister of Foreign Affairs
1992 Professor at the University of Ljubljana
1992-1995 Member of the National Assembly (Parliament)
1994-1997 Mayor of Ljubljana
1997-2000 Slovenian Ambassador to the USA
since 2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005 Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
2008 President of the EU General Affairs and External relations Council (GAERC)