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Prospects of EU-Enlargement

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Plenary / Panel

Speakers

European Commission, Directorate general for Enlargement, Head of Unit: "Information and interinstitutionnal relations"
Director of the EU Political Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
State Under Secretary
Chairman, Stability Pact Initiative against Organized Crime (SPOC), Brussels
Research Professor (Senior Fellow) at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn, Attorney at law
Deputy Head of the State Secretariat for Integration

Wenceslas DE LOBKOWICZ

European Commission, Directorate general for Enlargement, Head of Unit: "Information and interinstitutionnal relations"

 University Education:
1976 Diploma of the "Institut d'Etudes Politiques" of Paris
1977 "Licence" in Law: University of Paris II; Public and international Law
1978 "Maîtris" in Law (Master's degree): Public and community Law
1979 "Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies" in Law (post graduate studies): Community Law;
 
 Vocationnal Training
1986 Admitted to the preparation of the "Ecole National d'Administration".
1988 "Civil service college" in Sunningdale, United Kingdom
1995 Salzburg Seminar (Austria) on involuntary migrations in the world
 
 Work Experience
1997 "International Visitors Program" in the United States
 
 Since 1979: European Commissions:
 a) 1979 Directorate General for transports
 b) 1981 Directorate General for internal market, unit "civil and economic law, citizen's rights"
 c) 1989 Secretariat general, "Abolition of internal borders"
 d) 1990 Secretariat general: Head of Section "Abolition of control on persons"
 e) 1994 Member of the Private Office of Mr Padraig FLYNN, Member of the Commission
 f) 1995 Member of the private office of Mrs Anita GRADIN, Member of the Commission
 g) 1996 Secretariat general, Task Force "Justice and Home Affairs"
  Head of Unit: "External borders, Immigration, Asylum"
 h) 1998 Directorate general: "Justice and Home Affairs"
  Head of Unit: "External relations"
 i) 2001 Directorate general for Enlargement
  Head of Unit: "Information and interinstitutionnal relations"
 
 Other Experience
 Member of the local council of 27640 BREUILPONT (France):
 Elected the 13 March 1977 and reelected on 6 March 1983, 12 March 1989, 10 June 1995 and 11 March 2001
1977-79 Assistant of a Member of the French Parliament, Mr Xavier DENIAU

DI Veronika LOMBARDINI

Director of the EU Political Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

 Education:
1977-82 Technical University in Bratislava
1982-84 Post-gradual Study, Technical University in Bratislava
1993 Summer School for European Integration, Austria
 
 Working experience:
1994 National Forum Foundation Fellowship (US Congress), Washington D.C., USA
1982-90 Research Institute for Information Technology, Bratislava
1990-92 Trust Information Systems, Vienna, Austria
1992-95 IKEA Business Services, Vienna, Austria
1995-98 Office of the President of the Slovak Republic, Department of Foreign Relations
since 1998 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Director, EU Political Relations Department

MA Jure MEZEK

State Under Secretary

1988-1997: Municipality Ljubljana
1997- Govt. Office for EU Affairs

Dr. Hubert PIRKER

Chairman, Stability Pact Initiative against Organized Crime (SPOC), Brussels

 Studium der Erziehungswissenschaft und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Mag. phil., Dr. phil.
 Professor für Unterrichts- und Erziehungswissenschaft an der Pädagogischen Akademie Kärnten
 Leiter von Forschungsprojekten an der Universität Klagenfurt und für das Wissenschaftsministerium
 Kommunikationstrainer
 Internationale Referententätigkeit
1990-1994 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat und Sicherheitssprecher der ÖVP
1995-1996 EU-Sicherheitsbeauftragter der ÖVP
1996-2004 Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, Sicherheitssprecher der EVP-Fraktion im EP, stellvertretender Delegationsleiter der ÖVP-Delegation
seit 2004 Leiter der Stabilitätspaktinitiative zur Bekämpfung organisierter Kriminalität in Südost-Europa

Dr. Martin SEIDEL

Research Professor (Senior Fellow) at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn, Attorney at law

 Education:
 studied law and political science at the Universities of Munich, Innsbruck and Cologne
1956+61 First and Second State Examinations for Lawyers in Northrhine-Westphalia
1960 Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Cologne
 
 Professional Career:
1961-62 studied economics in Italy and political science at the Johns Hopkins Bologna Center of the School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC
1962 joined the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs
 
 working for Economic and Monetary Union:
1972-89 attorney for the Federal Republic in all legal actions and proceedings taken by Germany in the European Court of Justice
1970-72 Werner-Plan for monetary integration
 
 legal advisor of the German Delegation to the 1991-92 conference of Maastricht on European Economic and Monetary Union
 on 1997 retired as senior official of Germany's Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department for European Integration
1979-83 European Monetary System

Bela SZOMBATI

Deputy Head of the State Secretariat for Integration

 studied at London University and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he graduated in 1980
 Upon graduation he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
1980-82 Department of International Security, MFA, dealing with "third basket" issues of the CSCE
1982 Department of Asia
1982-86 Attaché, later Secretary of the Hungarian Embassy in Hanoi, dealing with economic, cultural and media affairs
1986-88 Department One, MFA (North America and part of Western Europe), US Desk Officer
1988-91 Secretary of the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. dealing with cultural affairs
1991-94 Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic and Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the President s Office, Budapest
1994-99 Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary in Paris
1999 (Aug)- Deputy Head of the State Secretariat for Integration