International media conference on EU enlargement

Detailed conference program

Thursday 27th March
NH Brussels City Centre Hotel, Chaussee de Charleroi 17

17:00 — check in participants

18:00 — tour in the European Parliament

19:30 — drinks for participants (paid by participants) in lobby of NH Hotel

20:30 — dinner in NH Hotel with keynote speaker
Prof.Dr. Miriam Meckel, State Secretary for Europe, International Affairs and Media, North-Rhine Westphalia: German (North-Rhine Westphalian) view on enlargement and future of Europe

Friday 28th March – open doors – European Parliament

Hosted by Johanna Boogerd, MEP

European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, entrance Spinelli, Room A1G-3

08:30 — Lecture: Candidates’ attitudes to the accession in a political context
Krzysztof Zagórski, CEORG, CBOS

08:50 — Lecture: political scepticism in V4: comparison with Netherlands/Belgium/Germany
Cas Mudde, University of Antwerp

09:20 — Panel: opinion on EU enlargement and political scepticism
Panelists: Krzysztof Zagórski, Cas Mudde, Vladimir Plesnik (Pravo, Czech Republic), Marek Ostrowski (Polityka, Poland)

10:20 — Coffee – transfer to conference

Conference: Problems and challenges of companies in enlarged Europe

(open conference, with external participation)

10:20 — Welcome coffee

10:30 — Opening of conference
Johanna Boogerd, MEP

10:40 — EU accession and economic expectations in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
István György Tóth, CEORG, TÁRKI

11:00 — Internal market in enlarged Europe. Are we ready?
Susan Binns, Directorate General Internal Market of the European Commission, Director of Directorate B

11:30 — Competition in enlarged Europe
John Ratliff; Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

11:50 — Readiness of Eastern and Western Europe for enlargement
Max Smolka, Financial Times Deutschland

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