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14 apr. 2014 14:00

The enlargement 2004 – 10 years after

Seminar over de uitbreiding van de Europese Unie in 2004 met tien landen, waaronder Tsjechië. Met o.a. Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst, Wim Kok en Jaap de Zwaan.

Registration: free of charge. Please register at piotr.olowski@msz.gov.pl .


14.00 registration, coffee

14.30 opening remarks: Mrs Maria-Silvia Gatta, Deputy Head of the EC Representation in the Netherlands

14.40 Keynote speech:  Mr Laurens Jan Brinkhorst, former Vice-Premier of the Netherlands

The strategic importance of the 2004 EU enlargement for Europe, the European Union and the Netherlands

15.00 Special guest remarks: Mr Wim Kok, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

15.10 Panel discussion: Current challenges before the EU – how to solve them together? Contributions of the countries acceding to the EU in 2004.

Subjects for discussion:

Current political issues of the EU: euro-scepticism, democracy, two-speed EU, completing the internal market, relations with EU neighbours.

Social and economic input to the EU economic growth – how is the EU able to solve the euro-crisis?

Effects of the 2004 EU enlargement seen from the Dutch perspective.

 moderated by Prof. Jaap de Zwaan, The Hague University, The Erasmus University


Dr Jarosław Pietras, Director General, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

Mr Bálint Ódor, Deputy State Secretary for EU Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest

Prof. Michalis Attalides, Rector of the University of Nicosia

Amb. Victor Camilleri, Executive Director, Office of the Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017, Valletta

Questions and answers

17.00 Drinks


Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 5/6, 2513 AB Den Haag

14 apr. 2014 14:00

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