Seminar

Shaping the future of Europe

The aim of the seminar is to make clear both the institutional design of the EU with its specific decision making procedures and the different interests and positions referring to the ambitious project of the EU-Enlargement.

Details

Friday, 26 March 2004

16.00 – 17.00 Arrival of the Participants

17.00 – 19.30 Opening remarks

Andreas Klein M.A., KAF Skopje

presentation of the program:

Sascha Meinert, CAP Munich

Holger-Michael Arndt, CAP Munich

Impulse: History, Institutions and Decision making Processes – Basic Facts on the European Union

20.00 - 22.30 Dinner

Dinner speech “Shaping the future of Europe”

H.E. Donato Chiarini, EU Delegation Skopje

Saturday, 27 March 2004

9.30 – 11.15 Introduction to the European Enlargement Process

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00 Speech of the President of the European Commission and Questions from the media, informal talks of the actors

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 –14.00 First Roundtable in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, clarification of positions

14.00 – 15.00 Presentation of the Accession Applications by the Candidate Countries to the EU-Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 15.40 Press Conference and questions of the media

15.40 – 16.50 Presentation of the Accession Applications by the Candidate Countries to the EU-Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament (continued)

16.50 – 17.30 TV-Press Report (interviews and reports prepared by the representatives of the media)

17.30 – 19.10 Negotiations in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, Formal statement and recommendations by the EU-Commission, Council of Ministers (unanimously) and EP statement (with absolute majority) decide on a formal statement, instruction to the EU-Commission to start – together with the presidency of the council –with the accession negotiations

19.10 – 19.45 TV-Press Report (interviews and reports prepared by the representatives of the media)

20.00 - 22.00 Dinner

Sunday, 28 March 2004

9.30 – 11.00 Negotiations with the Candidate Countries continued, close co-operation with the EP

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00 Vote on the negotiated Accession treaties by the Council of Ministers (unanimously) and EP statement (with absolute majority)

12.00 – 13.00 Signing of the Accession treaties, speeches by representatives of the EU-Commission, the presidency of the Council, the EP and the candidate countries

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Evaluation and Reflection of the results of the simulation

End of the seminar

Departure of guests

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Venue

Hotel Biser, Struga

Speakers

  • Sascha Meinert
    • Holger-Michael Arndt
      Shaping the future of Europe