"THE CHALLENGES OF THE GERMAN PRESIDENCY IN EU IN THE 1st SEMESTER OF 2007"

"THE CHALLENGES OF THE GERMAN PRESIDENCY IN EU IN THE 1st SEMESTER OF 2007"

"THE CHALLENGES OF THE GERMAN PRESIDENCY IN EU IN THE 1st SEMESTER OF 2007"

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE EMBASSY OF GERMANY

ZAPPEION CENTER

17th January 2007

The European Organisation for Strategic Planning, in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, in the frames of the concern for the European integration and the cooperative relations between the countries-members of the European Union, organised an international conference at the Zappeion Center of Athens with subject:

"THE CHALLENGES OF THE GERMAN PRESIDENCY IN EU IN THE 1st SEMESTER OF 2007"

Important personalities from the political and scientific areas, with the opportunity of the EU presidency assumption by Germany, introduced their opinions and concerns on critical issues regarding the EU operation and the planning of their collective European future.

Program

Presiding Board - Coordinators

 Georgios Stathis - President of the 3rd Municipal Partition of the Municipality of Athens
 Antonios Koliopoulos - President of the Administrative Committee of EOSP
 Panagiotis Basakos - Mayor of Avia
 Konstantinos Markou - Mayor of Elymnia, Evia Region
 Georgios Anastopoulos - General Secretary of International Relations EOSP
 Georgios Paragyios - City Councillor of Glyfada

17:30 - 18:00
Opening of Proceedings

Officials' Greetings
 Mr. Giannakis Skordis - A' Vice-president of EOSP, former Mayor of Ammochostos
 Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister of Internal Affairs, Public Administration and Decentralisation.
 Mr. Theodoros Pagalos - Member of the Parliament for Attica, of PASOK, former Minister
 Ms. Marika Fragaki Representative of Synaspismos
 Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 Representative of the Municipality of Athens

18:00 - 18:30
- Speech of the German Ambassador Mr. Wolfgang Schultheiss

18.30 - 19.00
Subject: "The crises in Europe and the political integration: Budget and EU Constitution"
Speaker: Mr. Panagiotis Kanellopoulos - Professor of European Law at the University of Piraeus

19.00 - 19.15
Subject: "The problem of illegal immigration in EU"
Speaker: Mr. Konstantinos Nichoritis - Alternate Professor at the University of West Macedonia

19.15 - 19.30
Subject: "Cyprus: a country included in EU, that its problem of reunion seems to distance"
Speaker: Mr. Giannakis Skordis - A' Vice-president of EOSP, former Mayor of Ammochostos

19.30 - 19.45
Subject: "External Politics of EU: Subsequent expansions"
Speaker: Mr. Panagiotis Ioakimidis - Professor of the National University of Athens

19.45 - 20.15
Subject: "The Regional policy of EU - ways to strengthen the Self-government institutions. How the EU influences directly Cities of its Countries - Members?
The example of Munich and the double urban reformation in Athens"
Speaker: Mr. Georgios Stathis - President of the 3rd Municipal Partition of the Municipality of Athens

20.15 - 20.30
Subject: "The integration course of the candidate Countries - Members of EU with special emphasis on the case of Turkey"
Speaker: Mr. Konstantinos Yfantis - Professor of the National University of Athens

 


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