European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Prague, Czech Republic, October 18-20, 2002

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(26th Meeting of European Group)

Friday, October 18

19:30-22:00
Visit of State Rooms of Prague Castle followed by buffet reception in the Rudolph Gallery of Prague Castle

OPENING REMARKS
Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic

Saturday, October 19

8:15-11:00
SESSION ON THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Chair: Vladimir Dlouhy
Panel:
Alexandr Vondra, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy of the Czech Government for the preparation of NATO Summit in Prague
Miloslav Vlk, Cardinal Archbishop of Prague
Vaclav Klaus, Member of the Czech Parliament; former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; former Chairman of the Civic Democratic Party; candidate to the 2003 Presidential elections

11:15-12:30
TOPICAL SESSION ON EUROPE
Chair: Antonio Garrigues Walker
Speaker:
Ana Palacio, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain; Member of the Praesidium, European Convention

12:45-14:00
Lunch
TOPICAL SESSION ON GERMANY
Chair: Otto Graf Lambsdorff
Speaker:
Manfred Lahnstein, Special Representative of the Board and former Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann; former Federal Minister of Finance of Germany

14:30-16:30
SESSION ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE AND PROGRESS
OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION (PDF 104kb/18pp)

Chair: Peter Sutherland
Panel:
Sir John Kerr, Secretary General, European Convention, Brussels; former Permanent Under- Secretary of State and Head of the Diplomatic Service, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
George Vassiliou, Author of the Trilateral Commission Report on Europe's Future; Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Cyprus to the European Union; former President of the Republic of Cyprus

The Future of Europe: Summary of the Views of the European Members (PDF 92kb/2pp)
prepared and analyzed by George Vassiliou

16:45-18:00
SESSION ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN TRILATERAL COMMISSION GROUP
Panel:
Hervé de Carmoy, Partner, Rhône Group, New York and Paris; Honorary Chairman, Banque Industrielle et Mobilière Privée
Bill Emmott, Editor, The Economist, London

20:00-22:00
Dinner in the Ballgame Hall of Prague Castle
Speaker:
Zdenek Tuma, Governor of the Czech Central Bank

Sunday, October 20

9:00-12:00
SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE EURO-ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP (PDF 168kb/43pp)
Co-Chairs: Peter Sutherland and Thomas S. Foley
Panel:
Christopher Patten, Member of the European Commission (External Relations), Brussels; former Governor of Hong Kong; former Member of the British Cabinet, London
Richard Perle, Chairman, U.S. Defense Policy Board and Consultant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense; Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington
Comments:
William Drozdiak, Executive Director of the German Marshall Fund of the United States Transatlantic Center, Brussels; former Chief Europe Correspondent for the Washington Post
Remarks:
Grigory Yavlinsky, Member of the State Duma; Leader of the "Yabloko"Parliamentary Group; Chairman of the center for Economic and Political Research, Moscow

12:30
Closing reception at the French Embassy, Palais Buquoy, hosted by Philippe Coste, Ambassador of the French Republic 

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