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Matinee: Where is Europe going? Members of the EU Reflection Group in Discussion

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Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen
Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan
Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Oberbürgermeister der Landhauptstadt Stuttgart
Former President of the Republic of Latvia; Vice-Chairperson, EU Reflection Group, Riga
Senior Editor "Europe and NATO", DER STANDARD, Brussels

PhD Lykke FRIIS

Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen

Head of Section at the Danish Ministry of Industry Robert Schuman Scholar at the European Parliament, Luxembourg/Brussels Research Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Affairs (DUPI) Senior research Fellow at DUPI Research Director, DUPI Director of European Affairs,Confederation of Danish Industries Pro-Vice Chancellor,University of Copenhagen Danish Minister for Climate,Energy and Gender Equality Member of the Danish Parliament,( Liberal Party)
1994
1994
1996-1999
1999-2002
2002
2003-2006
2006-2009
2009-2011
2011-2013

Prof. Dr. Mario MONTI

Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan

 Mario Monti is president of Bocconi University, Milan. He is also European chairman of the Trilateral Commission and honorary president of Bruegel, the European think-tank he launched in 2005. As the EU-appointed coordinator for the electricity interconnection between France and Spain, he brokered an agreement between the two heads of governments in June 2008. He was a member of the Attali Committee on French economic growth, set up by President Sarkozy (2007-2008). He was for ten years a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Internal market, Financial services and Tax policy (1995-1999), then of Competition (1999-2004). In addition to a number of high-profile cases (e.g. GE/Honeywell, Microsoft, the German Landesbanken), he introduced radical modernization reforms of EU antitrust and merger control and led, with the US authorities, the creation of the International Competition Network (ICN).
 Mr. Monti graduated from Bocconi and Yale University. Prior to joining the European Commission, he had been professor of economics and rector at Bocconi University.

Dr. Rainer MÜNZ

Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Ph.D., University of Vienna Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences Lecturer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and University of Vienna Visiting Professor, University of Bamberg , 1989 and 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt am Main Lecturer, Technical University, Vienna Director, Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science Visiting Professor, University of Zurich Head, Department of Demography, Humboldt University, Berlin , 1997 Visiting Professor, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt Visiting Professor, University of Vienna Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University, Vienna Senior Fellow, HWWI - Hamburg Institute of International Economics Senior Researcher, Erste Group Bank AG Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Center, Washington, D.C. Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
1978
1979-1989
1980-1998
1986-1987
1986
1988-1989
1989-1997
1990-1992
1992
1992-2003
1995
2000-2001
2001-2002
since 2003
since 2005
2008-2010
since 2009
since 2010

Dr. Wolfgang SCHUSTER

Oberbürgermeister der Landhauptstadt Stuttgart

Studien der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaften in Tübingen, Genf und Freiburg (erstes Staatsexamen, Freiburg); hochschulpolitisch tätig als stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Großen Senats der Universität Freiburg Referendarzeit im baden-württembergischen Staatsdienst in Ulm; Promotion im Zivilrecht; zweites juristisches Staatsexamen in Stuttgart Stadtrat in Ulm Studium an der Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) in Paris (Schwerpunkte: Verwaltungsführung, internationale Wirtschaftspolitik) Referent im Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg unter den Ministerpräsidenten Dr. Hans Filbinger und Lothar Späth Leitender Stadtdirektor der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart; Leitung des Persönlichen Referats von Oberbürgermeister Dr. Manfred Rommel Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd Bürgermeister für Kultur, Bildung und Sport der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
1969-1973
1974-1976
1975-1980
1976-1977
1978-1980
1980-1986
1986-1993
1993-1996

Ph.D. Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA

Former President of the Republic of Latvia; Vice-Chairperson, EU Reflection Group, Riga

Professor of Psychology, Univ. de Montréal, Canada Vice-chair, Science Council of Canada Director of Latvian Institute, Riga
1965-1998
1984-1989
1998-1999

Array Thomas MAYER

Senior Editor "Europe and NATO", DER STANDARD, Brussels

Studies in philosophy and German literature Journalist for the weekly "Der Falter", Vienna "Kleine Zeitung", Graz Free lancer at the weekly "profil" Staff-member at the newly published daily "Der Standard", Vienna European Editor in Brussels for "Der Standard" Managing editor, head of newsroom, "Der Standard", Vienna
from 1982
from 1984
1986-1987
1987
since 1988
1994-2002
since 2002

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