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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

and 1948-1949 studies at Warsaw University's Faculty of Humanities he was imprisoned at the Auschwitz death camp co-founder of the "Zegota" Council for Aid to Jews Front for the Rebirth of Poland (FOP) Information Department of the Information and Propaganda Bureau of the Main Headquarters of the Polish Home Army (AK) Republic of Poland's Government-in-exile Home Office Department of Internal Affairs (Prison Unit and Jewish Section) Secret Polish-based worker of Radio Free Europe History lecturer at the Lublin Catholic University Secretary-General of the Polish PEN Bartoszewski co-founder and lecturer of the Scientific Courses Association (TKN) Member of the clandestine Polish Alliance for Independence Co-founder of the Committee for the Defence of Those Harassed for Their Beliefs, attached to the NSZZ Solidarity National Commission He was interned at the Jaworze Internment Camp Professor of Political Sciences, in Munich, Eichstaett and Augsburg -1995 Polish Ambassador to Austria
1941-1944
1940-1941
1942
1942-1944
1942-1945
 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
1963-1981
1973-1985
1972-1983
1978
1978-1981
1980
1981-1982
1983-1990
1990
 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.

Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

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

Otmar HASLER

Regierungschef des Fürstentums Liechtenstein a.D., Vaduz

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

Dr. Dimitrij RUPEL

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

Spent a year at the University of Essex in Great Britain Graduated in comparative literature and sociology at the University of Ljubljana 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. Lecturer at Queen's University in Canada Lecturer at the New School for Social Research in New York Lecturer at Cleveland State University President of Slovenian Democratic Alliance Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor at the University of Ljubljana Member of the National Assembly (Parliament) Mayor of Ljubljana Slovenian Ambassador to the USA Minister of Foreign Affairs Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
1966-1967
1970
1971-1972
1977-1978
1985
 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
1989-1990
1990-1993
1992
1992-1995
1994-1997
1997-2000
since 2000
2005