International Visitors Programme - Bucharest 2012

October
16
Starts: October 16 2012, 19:30 CEST
Ends: October 17 2012, 13:00 CEST
Palace of the Parliament - Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest, 050563, Romania

This year’s International Visitor’s Programme (IVP) took place between the 16th and the 18th of October 2012 within the framework of the European People’s Party (EPP) Congress in Bucharest, Romania. The IVP brought together international guests with some key players in this year’s Congress. It was opened on the evening of the 16th by Vice-President of the Commission and Vice-President of the EPP, Antonio Tajani and EPP Secretary General and CES Secretary Treasurer, Antonio López-Istúriz. This was followed by two panel discussions on the morning of the 17th. The first of these was titled: “The EU in the World: Continued Leadership in Times of Realignment?” and featured opening remarks from former Taoiseach John Bruton and Elmar Brok MEP. The second panel looked at: “The Single Market at 20: Recalling Achievements, Focusing on Future Growth”. These open debates also included a number of MEPs, business leaders and high-level stakeholders. Along with these panels, CES set up our publications stand at the EPP Congress. Here Congress participants could browse and take home the latest CES research papers, books and policy briefs. The stand also set the scene for a number of interviews with Commissioners, Heads of State, Ministers, MEPs and business representatives. These “Micro-talks” could be observed by passers-by and were a great attraction throughout the Congress.

Speakers.

John Bruton was the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) from 1992 to 1997. He served as European... more...

Antonio Tajani is Vice-President of the European Commission, and Commissioner Responsible for... more...

Antonio López-Istúriz White is the Secretary Treasurer of the Wilfried Martens Centre for... more...

Thomas Spiller was named Vice President, Global Public Policy for Europe, Middle East &... more...

Tomi Huhtanen studied International Politics and Economics at the University of Helsinki and... more...

Elmar Brok is a German Member of the European Parliament and the current Chairman of the... more...

Pablo Arias Echeverría is a Member of the European Parliament. He holds a diploma in marketing... more...

Sebastian Bodu is Member of the European Parliament. Executive Master of Business Administration... more...

Andrey Kovatchev is a Member of the European Parliament. Degree in Biology from Saarland... more...

Petru Constantin Luhan is a Member of the European Parliament. Graduate, Institute of Economics... more...

Traian Ungureanu is a Member of the European Parliament. Faculty of Languages and Literature (... more...

Iuliu Winkler is a Member of the European Parliament. Member of the Romanian Parliament (member... more...

Gunnar Hökmark is a Member of the European Parliament. Degree in economics, Lund University (... more...

Hendrik Bourgeois is Vice President European Affairs at GE (General Electric Company). His most... more...

Andreas Schwab is a Member of the European Parliament. Barrister-at-law (2004). Government... more...

Roland Freudenstein was born in 1960 in Bonn, Germany. After a two year voluntary military... more...

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IVP Highlights

Interview to Vice President of the EC Antonio Tajani - IVP Bucharest 2012

IVP Micro Talks -- Antonio López-Istúriz