European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

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BELGRADE/SERBIA

(38th Meeting of the European Group)

At the Crowne Plaza Hotel/Belgrade

Conference Chairman: Jean-Claude Trichet
Host Country Chairman: Jovan Kovačić

Friday, October 31

19h00-20h00, Opening  reception in the Palace of Serbia with Spouses
Hosted by Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs

Saturday, November 1

08h45        
Formal opening by the Conference Chairmen

09h00-11h00 
WEST BALKAN CANDIDATE COUNTRIES ON THEIR PATH TO EU ACCESSION 

Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet, European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
Opening address: Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia
Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro
Gjorge Ivanov, President of fYROM (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) BiH Presidency, Bosnia & Herzegovina (TBD)
Moderator: Alex Roinishvili Grigorev, President of the Council for Inclusive Governance; 
Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, Pennsylvania

11h15-12h45     
THE EU AT A CROSSROADS: CHALLENGES & PERSPECTIVES FOR THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS

Chair: Bo Lidegaard, Executive Editor-in-Chief Politiken, Copenhagen
Panel: Mario Monti, Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Senator and former Prime Minister, Italy 
Paweł Świeboda,
President DemosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy, Warsaw
Respondents: Katinka Barysch, David Rockefeller Fellow, Munich
Jonathan Holslag, David Rockefeller Fellow, Brussels, With background paper on Making Democracy Thrive

15h00-16h30
EUROPE’S RUSSIAN & UKRAINIAN NEIGHBOURS
Chair/Moderator: Ursula Plassnik, Ambassador of Austria to France; former Federal Minister for European and International Affairs
EU “Scene setters”: Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
Jan Tombiński, Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine
From Russia: Igor Yurgens, President INSOR, Moscow
From Ukraine: TBD by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

16h45-18h15       
SERBIA’S PATH TOWARD EU ACCESSION

Chair: Jovan Kovačić, Chairman, East-West Bridge, Belgrade
Moderator: Goran Svilanović, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council; Former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia
Panel: Tanja Miščević, Head of Serbian EU Negotiating Team
Myriam Ferran, Head of Unit for Serbia, DG Enlargement, European Commission, Brussels
Respondent: Marija Pejčinović Burić, European Policy Expert; former State Secretary for European Integration, Croatia

20h00-22h30     
OFFICIAL RECEPTION AND SEATED DINNER, in the Presidential Guards House, Hosted by Prime Minister Vučić

Sunday, November 2  

09h00-10h30     
EUROPE’S ENERGY SECURITY CHALLENGES

Chair/Moderator: Michael Fuchs, European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Member of the German Bundestag
Scene setter: Edmond Alphandéry, Chairman, CEPS, Brussels, With background paper on Energy policy in the EU
Panel: Barbara Judge, former Chair, UK Atomic Energy Authority  
Mark Crandall,
Chairman, Continental Wind Partners

11h00- 12h30     
INNOVATION – RESEARCH – SUSTAINABILITY: THE CHALLENGE FOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES & COUNTRIES

Chair/Moderator: Anna Ekström, Director General, The Swedish National Agency for Education, Skolverket, Stockholm
Panel:     
ON NANOTECHNOLOGIES: Anatoly Chubais,
CEO and General Director, Russian Corporation of  Nanotechnologies (Rusnano), Moscow
ON INFRASTRUCTURES: Thierry Déau, Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure, Paris
ON EDUCATION: Anna Ekström, Stockholm       

12h30-13h00     
CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS FROM AN ITALIAN EU PRESIDENCY PERSPECTIVE
Enrico Letta,
Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister, Italy

FOLLOWED BY CLOSING REMARKS OF THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN

NEXT MEETINGS OF THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION: Plenary Meeting in SEOUL/KOREA ON 
APRIL 24-26 2015, European Meeting in COPENHAGEN/DENMARK ON NOVEMBER 6-8 2015

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