European Roundtable




11 April 2008

Arrival at Wilton Park


West Sussex BN44 3DZ


19.00 Reception and Drinks

19.30Welcome Dinner

12 April 2008

09.30Opening remarks by Thomas Bernd Stehling, Director

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung London

09.45The European Agenda 2008

Introduction: Peter Altmaier MP, Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany

Anna Kingberg Batra MP, Chaiman Committee on EU-Affairs, Sweden

Chair: Noelle Lenoir, Former Europe Minister, France

11.00Coffee Break

11.15Session continues


14.30EU and Russia after the Presidential Elections

Introduction: Michael Gahler MEP, Vice Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament

Dr.Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Russia Center, Brussels

Chair: Dr.Pekka Sutela, Bank of Finland

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30 The Future of NATO and a Closer European Defense Cooperation

Introduction: Ambassador Prof.Dr.Reinhard Bettzuege, Brussels

Dr. Ulrich Schlie, Director Planning Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

Chair: Andreas Kaju, Ministry of Defence, Estonia

18.00End of session

19.00 Dinner

20.30After Dinner Talk with Enda Kenny MP, Leader of Fine Gael

“Ireland before the EU-Referendum”

Chair:Thomas Bernd Stehling

13 April 2008

09.00 US Foreign Policy after George W. Bush

Introduction: Eckart von Klaeden MdB, Chairman of the Committee on

Foreign Affairs of the CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group

Chair: Alan Dukes, Former Leader of Fine Gael

10.45Coffee Break

11.00 The Challenges of Effective Multilateralism

Introduction:Dr.Günter Krings MP, Germany

Prof.Dr.Stephen Haseler, Metropolitan University, London

Chair: Dr.Lisbeth Aggestam, Swedish Institute of International Affairs

13.00 Lunch

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The Challenges of an "Effective Multilateralism": Speech by Dr. Günter Krings at the European Roundtable in Wilton Park in April 2008
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