European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Budapest, November 10-12, 2001

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(25th Meeting of European Group)

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland
Host Country Chairman: Béla Kadar

Friday 9 November

19h00
Guided tour with special sight of St. Stephens' Crown and drinks in Parliament

20h00
Welcoming Remarks in the Hunters room by Ferenc Madl, President of the Republic of Hungary

20h30-22h00
Official buffet reception in the Hunters and Gobelins Rooms of Parliament hosted by the President of the Republic of Hungary

Saturday 10 November

09h30-12h30
SESSION I: HUNGARY
Chaired by Béla Kadar
- Viktor Orban, Prime Minister
- Gy–rgy Mataolcsy, Minister for Economic Affairs
- Zsigmond Jarai, President of the National Bank of Hungary
- Szilveszter E. Vizi, Vice President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Economy at the Dawn of EU-Accession (PDF 48kb/6pp)
prepared by Gy–rgy Mataolcsy, Minister for Economic Affairs of Hungary

13h00-14h30
Lunch in the Pest Vigado hosted by Mihaly Varga, Minister of Finance
Speaker: Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Prime Minister of Bulgaria

15h00-18h00
SESSION II: THE "MAKE OR BREAK" ISSUES of EU ENLARGEMENT
Chaired by Peter Sutherland

Agriculture & Labour Movements:

- Andrzej Olechowski, Leader of the Civic Platform; Former Foreign & Finance Minister of Poland
- Friedrich Verzetnitsch, M.P.; President, Austrian Federation of Trade Unions, Vienna; President, ETUC

Capital Flows & Regional Funds:

- Vladimir Dlouhy, Senior Adviser ABB; International Advisor, Goldman Sachs; Former Czechoslovak & Czech Minister
- Miguel Herrero de Minon, Member of the Royal Spanish Academy; Former Member of Parliament

20h00-22h00
Official Dinner hosted by Gyorgy Matolcsy, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Hungary at the Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday 11 November

08h00-10h00
Breakfast in the Bellevue Room (for Members & Guests only)

SESSION III ON ADVANCING BALKAN REGIONAL STABILITY WITH A FOCUS ON BOSNIA, SIX YEARS AFTER DAYTON
Chaired by Antonio Garrigues Walker
- Carl Bildt, Former UNSG Special Envoy to the Balkans (to July 2001)
- Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group, Brussels
- Rasim Kadic, Deputy Minister for European Integration of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo
- Mladen Ivanic, Prime Minister of Republika Srbska, Banja Luka

10h15-12h30
SPECIAL SESSION ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ON THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP
- Thomas S. Foley, North American Chairman, The Trilateral Commission; Former Speaker U.S. House of Representatives & Ambassador to Japan
- Peter Sutherland, European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission; Chairman, BP; Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International

13h00
Closing Lunch 

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