Richard Melson

September 2006

Cicero Foundation

www.cicerofoundation.org

THE COMING ENLARGEMENT OF THE EU

WITH ROMANIA, BULGARIA AND CROATIA

ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SECURITY CONSEQUENCES

International Seminar for Experts in the series

Great Debates organised by the Cicero Foundation

Code: GD 2659

Venue: Hôtel REGINA****

2, place des Pyramides

75001 PARIS

Métro: Palais Royal

Date: 12 and 13 October 2006

P R O G R A M M E

Thursday, 12 October 2006

FIRST DAY: ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

9.00 - 9.30 Arrival of the Participants

9.30 - 9.40 Welcome and Introduction

9.40 - 10.30 Opening Lecture

Mr. Andreas WOERGOETTER tbc

Head of Division

Economics Department

"Prospects of Economic Integration:

Are the Candidate EU Member States from the

Balkans Ready to Catch-Up in the Wider EU?"

10.30 – 10.50 Break

10.50 – 11.40 Mr. Armin-Detlef RIESS

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Deputy Head

Economic and Financial Studies Department

"Fiscal Policy Challenges Facing the New Member States in a Period of Large Capital Inflows and Substantial Investment Requirements"

11.40 – 12.30 Professor Hall GARDNER

American University of Paris

Department of International and Comparative Politics

"Integrating the Black Sea Region into the European

Union: What are the Consequences for the New

Member States, for the European Security and

Defence Policy, and for NATO?

12.30 Lunch

14.30 - 16.00 WORKSHOP III:

Security Aspects of Enlargement and the New Borders

17.10 - 17.30 Conclusions and Evaluation

I N V I T A T I ON

Paris, 5 September 2006

Dear Madam / Sir,

The Cicero Foundation - independent Paris-based EU think tank -

organises on 12 and 13 October an open seminar in Paris on

THE COMING ENLARGEMENT OF THE EU WITH ROMANIA, BULGARIA AND CROATIA

Keynote speakers include:

His Excellency Mr. Lazar COMANESCU

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Head of the Romanian Mission to the European Union

Prof Hall GARDNER

Chair, The American University of Paris

Author of "NATO and the European Union", Ashgate, 2004

Mr. Dirk LANGE

European Commission, Enlargement DG

Head of Unit ELARC C1-Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mr. Reiner MARTIN

European Central Bank, Frankfurt

Head of Convergence & Structural Analysis Section

EU Countries Division, DG Economics

Mr. Arnim-Detleff RIESS

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Deputy Head

Economic and Financial Studies Department

Prof. Tibor PALANKAI

Corvinus University, Budapest

Director, Center of European Studies

Mr. Andreas WOERGOETTER

OECD, Paris

Head of Division

Economics Department

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Invitation for Cicero Foundation Seminar

"THE COMING ENLARGEMENT OF THE EU WITH ROMANIA, BULGARIA AND CROATIA" - PARIS - 12 - 13 October 2006

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BulgariaandCroatia-PARIS-12-13October2006-.DOC (0.04 MB)

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Sunday, September 10, 2006