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The enlargement of the European Union as reflected by public opinion

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Deputy Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies - WIIW
Head of the EU Delegation
Deputy editor-in-chief for "Lietuvos rytas"
Journalist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Director, European Union Information Secretariat, State Chancellery of Estoni

Dipl.-Ing. Peter HAVLIK

Deputy Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies - WIIW

Prague School of Economics Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Research assistant Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna Advanced post-graduate certificate to date Deputy Director, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) to date Research Economist, WIIW (3 months) Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Scholar, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
 Degrees: Dipl.-Ing. (degree recognised by Vienna University as Master's degree in statistics)


Head of the EU Delegation

 Born 1958. Married
 Education: Latvian State University (1981), journalist; Riga Secondary School No. 25 (1976)
 Work in committees :
 European Affairs Committee - chairman
 Foreign Affairs Committee
 Elected from list: " Union "Latvia`s Way"
 Parliamentary Investigation Committee for the Assessing the Implementation of the Agreement Signed by the RL Government and "Tilts Communications" and the Compliance of SIA "Lattelecom" Tariff Policy and the Authorised Representatives of the Telecommunications Tariff Council with the Requirements of the Law "On Telecommunications"
 Latvia - Armenian Parliamentary Cooperation Group - chairman
 Latvia - Austrian Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Croatia Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Denmark Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Finland Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Georgian Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Germany Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Great Britain Parliamentary Cooperation Group - deputy chairman
 Latvia - Israel Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Italy Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Japan Parliamentary Cooperation Group - chairman
 Latvia - Kuwait Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Republic of China Parliamentary Coperation Group
 Latvia - Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Spain Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvia - Taiwan Parliamentary Cooperation Group
 Latvian delegation to the EU - Latvia Joint Parliamentary Committee - head


Deputy editor-in-chief for "Lietuvos rytas"

- 1992 legal affairs reporter for Lithuanian national daily "Lietuvos rytas", - 1993 reporter at the foreign news desk for "Lietuvos rytas", - 1994 foreign policy analist for "Lietuvos rytas", -- head of the foreign news desk for "Lietuvos rytas",
 Graduated from the Institute of Journalism as well as from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of the University of Vilnius in 1994.

Dr. Andreas OPLATKA

Journalist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

 Born in Budapest 1942. Emigration to Switzerland 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution.
 Graduated (Ph. D.) University of Zurich 1968 (Literature and History).
 Since 1968 with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung: foreign political staff, correspondent for Skandinavia, based in Stockholm 1970 - 1974; in Paris 1977 - 1983; in Moscow

Hannes RUMM

Director, European Union Information Secretariat, State Chancellery of Estoni

- 1992 daily Päevaleht, reporter; - 1993 weekly Eesti Aeg, reporter; - 1994 daily Hommikuleht, opinion editor; - 1995 weekly Eesti Ekspress, opinion editor; - 2001 daily Eesti Päevaleht, head of news department, head of opinion department, deputy editor in chief;
 BA in Journalism Tartu University 1994