European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission



(37th Meeting of the European Group)

At the  Sheraton Krakow Hotel

Conference Chairman: Jean-Claude Trichet
 Host Country Chairman: Andrzej Olechowski

Friday, October 25

19h00 - 20h30, Opening receptionin the Cloth Hall on Main Square   
hosted by Marek Sowa, Marshal of Małopolska Voivodeship
Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland

Saturday, October 26

Formal opening by the Conference Chairmen

09h10 -10h30 

“EU 12”: Ten Years After Central/Eastern European Enlargement & the Future of EU Enlargement
Keynote address: Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland  Chair/Moderator: António Vitorino, President, Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute, Paris; former Member of the European Commission and of the European Parliament; former Member of the Portuguese Government, Lisbon 

Meglena Kuneva, Chairman of the Board, European Policy Center; former member of the European Commission (Consumer Policy); former Minister of European Affairs and European Commission Chief Negotiator, Sofia

Vladimir Dlouhy, International Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague; European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Leon Brittan, Member of the House of Lords; Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank, London; former UK Minister and subsequently Trade Adviser to the Prime Minister; former Vice President, European Commission

11h00 - 12h45   

Euro and Non-Euro countries: A broadening divide within the EU?
Chair/Moderator: Paul Taylor, European Affairs Editor, Thomson Reuters
Klaas Knot, President, Dutch National Bank, Amsterdam
Mugur Isarescu, Governor of the National Bank of Romania, Bucharest; Former Prime Minister


A contribution from the Task Force on "Credible European Governance” with findings presented by: Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman of the European Task Force; Chairman, Group of Thirty; Chairman, BRUEGEL, Brussels; Honorary Governor, Banque de France; former President of the European Central Bank

14h15 - 16h15     
The EU: Where next for “Political” Union? Towards the May 2014 European Parliament elections

Chair/Moderator: Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman of the London School of Economics; UN Special Representative for Migration and Development; former Chairman, BP; former Director General, GATT/WTO; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland; Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Opening address: Mario Monti, Member of the Italian Senate; President, Bocconi University, Milan; former President of the Council of Ministers, Italy; former Member of the European Commission (Competition Policy and Internal Market); Honorary President, BRUEGEL, Brussels

Sylvie Goulard, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE

Elisabeth Guigou, Member of the French National Assembly and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee; former Minister for European Affairs, Paris

Kurt Lauk, President, Economic Council of the CDU Party, Berlin; Former Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group-CDU); Chairman, Globe Capital Partners, Stuttgart; Former Member of the Board, DaimlerChrysler, Stuttgart

16h30 - 17h45 

Global Energy Challenges

Chair/Moderator: Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade; European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Russia: Vladimir Feigin, President, Institute for Energy and Finance, Moscow

India: Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman, Brookings India; former Chairman, Shell India

On China: Simon Henry, Chief Financial Officer, Royal Dutch Shell, London

20h00 - 22h30     

Visit, reception and dinner at Wieliczka Salt Mine (with Spouses), hosted by the National Bank of Poland

Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw; former Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.; former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva; former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland; former Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman, Council for International Coordination, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad , 

Sunday, October 27

09h00 - 10h30 

Ukraine and the European Union

Chair/Moderator: Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Co-Chairman of the European Parliament Monitoring Mission to Ukraine; Former President of the Republic of Poland

Keynote addresses: Leonid Kozhara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; OSCE Chair-in-Office

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Member of the Supreme Rada; Head of the Political Council of the Batkivshchyna All-Ukrainian Union and of the parliamentary group "Fatherland" (Opposition); former Foreign Minister of Ukraine and Speaker of Parliament

U.S. Respondent: Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Former U.S. Ambassadorto Ukraine

EU Respondent: Jan Tombiński, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Kyiv

11h00 - 12h30   

Russia and Europe: Engagement or Estrangement? (with Task Force consultation of the European Members)

Chair/Moderator:  Andrzej Olechowski, EU Principal of the Task Force; Chairman, Supervisory Board, Bank Handlowy; Professor, Vistula University; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw

Igor Yurgens, Russia Principal of the Task Force; Chairman of INSOR, Institute of Contemporary Development, Moscow

Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Co-Chairman, Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Issues; former  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland


Closing remarks by the Conference Chairmen


Informal Lunch

Next meetings of the Trilateral Commission: Plenary Meeting in Washington on April 25-27, 2014 European Meeting in Belgrade on October 31 - November 2, 2014