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Economic, financial and social crisis – Is Europe capable of acting?

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Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of the Czech Republic, Prague
President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna
Member, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament, Brussels
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, and Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna
Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing

Vaclav BARTUSKA

Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of the Czech Republic, Prague

 Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Czech Republic. Directly reporting to the Foreign Minister, with responsibility for oil and gas supplies to the country. During the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine in January 2009, when the Czech Republic held EU Presidency, he was involved in all negotiations with Russian, Ukrainian, and EU leadership - from Putin and Sechin to Tymoshenko and Yushchenko to Barroso and Piebalgs

Array Rudolf HUNDSTORFER

President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna

Union of Municipal Employees (Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten - GdG), responsible for youth affairs Secretary General, Expert on organisational questions, Union of Municipal Employees (GdG) Member of Vienna's Provincial Diet and City Council First Chairman of Vienna's City Council Chairman of the "Landesgruppe Wien" (Vienna's faction at the GdG) (Executive) Chairman of the Union of Municipal Employees (GdG) Chairman of the Social Democratic Trade Unionists (Fraktion Sozialdemokratischer GewerkschafterInnen - FSG) Vice President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund - ÖGB) (Executive) President of the ÖGB Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
1975-1983
1983-1998
1990-2007
1995-2007
1998-2001
2001-2007
2003-2006
2003-2006
2006-2008
2008-2009
2009-2016

Mag. MBL-HSG Othmar KARAS

Member, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament, Brussels

Universität Wien, Sponsion zum Mag. phil. (Grund- und Integrativwissenschaftliche Fakultät) Hochschule St.Gallen, Sponsion zum M.B.L. (Postgraduate) (Europäisches und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht) Donau-Universität Krems, Ehrenprofessor Politischer Referent der ÖVP Leitender Angestellter im Banken- und Versicherungssektor Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat Generalsekretär der ÖVP Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments Lektor, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien Präsidiumsmitglied und Schatzmeister der EVP-Fraktion Wirtschaftssprecher der EVP-Fraktion Vizepräsident und Schatzmeister der EVP-Fraktion Präsident der SME Intergroup Obmann des ÖVP-Europaklubs Präsident der Kangaroo Group Berichterstattung zu Basel III und die Überarbeitung der Richtlinien über Eigenkapitalanforderungen (CRD 4) Obmann des ÖVP-Europaklubs
 Hochschulen
1996
1997
 Berufliche und politische Funktionen (Auszug)
2013
1979-1981
1981-1995
1983-1990
1995-1999
seit 1999
 Europäisches Parlament
seit 2007
1999-2004
2002-2004
2004-2011
seit 2004
2006-2009
2009-2013
seit 2010
seit 2011

Dr. Reinhold MITTERLEHNER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, and Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

Studied Law in Linz (Dr. iur.); he also completed a post-graduate course in association management, Fribourg Worked for the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber, where his last position was Head of the Marketing Department Local Councillor, Ahorn Secretary General, Austrian Economic League (Wirtschaftsbund), Vienna Member, Austrian Parliament Deputy Secretary General, Austrian Economic Chamber Chairman, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee of the Austrian Parliament Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1974-1980
1980-1992
1991-1997
1992-2000
2000-2008
2000-2008
2001-2008
2008-2013
since 2013

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Richard SCHENZ

Regierungsbeauftragter für den Kapitalmarkt; Vizepräsident, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien

 Nach Abschluss des Studiums der Technischen Physik an der TU Wien trat Richard Schenz 1969 in den OMV Konzern ein und befasste sich mit Produktionsplanungen und dem Ausbau der Raffinerie Schwechat. 1988 wurde er zum Vorstandsmitglied für Erdölverarbeitung und Petrochemie bestellt, 1992 erfolgte seine Bestellung zum Generaldirektor und Vorstandsvorsitzenden der OMV. Bis Jahresende 2001 war er für die Generaldirektion und für den Chemiebereich verantwortlich. Im November 2001 ernannte die österreichische Bundesregierung Dr. Richard Schenz zum Regierungsbeauftragten für den Kapitalmarkt.

Dr. Friedl WEISS

Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

Court practice, First Instance Civil Court, Vienna Central Lecturer, law at the University of Birmingham Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science Legal adviser, Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Legal consultant, legal affairs division of the GATT Secretariat; Legal Adviser tor DCs and LDCs for the Technical cooperation and training division of the VVorld Trade Organisation Visiting Professor, Department of International Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Chair of International (Economic) Law and Organisations, University of Amsterdam Academic Director, Training and Staff Development Programs and MA Course in International Law and International Relations for High Level Officials in the Ethiopian Government and Members of EC TACIS Project, Poland Multilateral Trade Policy Assistance Programme (MUTRAP) Director of the Amsterdam Law School
 Studies in law, including public international and European Community law at the Universities of Vienna, (Dr. iur., 1970), Free University of Brussels, Licence speciale en Droit Europeen, 1972, and Cambridge Downing College; completion of the academic stage of the United Kingdom Bar examination
1970-1971
1974-1978
1979-1992
1984-1986
1990-1991
1990-2005
1992-2006
  the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
since 1996
1998
1999
2000-2003
 Visiting Professorships
 Visiting Professor at Universities, including: Bocconi, Milano; Tulane University, New Orleans (2005); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2001); International Law Department, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China (2001&2004); Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France (2004); Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études Internationales Genève (HEI), University of Geneva (2005); University of Bratislava School of Law
 Lectures and Summer schools all over the world, including School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University Washington DC; Fordham University Law School, New York; University of Bologna; Eastern University of Law and Political Science, Shanghai; North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi-an, P.R.China; South-West University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, P.R.China; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Alpbach Summer School on European Integration; Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine; Duke University Law School Campus, Geneva; University of Belgrade.

Dr.iur. Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing

Graduation, Law Faculty (Dr. Jur.), Innsbruck University MCL, SMU, Dallas, USA Postgraduate studies, Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Diplomatic Academy Vienna) Joins the Austrian diplomatic service Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York Head of the office, State Secretary for Economic Coordination in the Austrian Federal Chancellery Secretary and later head of the office to the Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport of Austria Economic advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister of Finance Minister at the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo Director General for Economic Integration and Customs of the Federal Ministry of Finance, responsible for economic and monetary policy, international affairs, including the International Financial Ambassador of Austria to Japan Ambassador of Austria to the People's Republic of China -2010 Permanent Representative of Austria to the European Union in Brussels
1974
1975
1975-1977
1977
1979-1983
1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1987
1987-1991
  Institutions, European Integration, Customs and excise taxes
1991-1999
1999-2003
2003-2007
2007