doi:10.3849/1802-7199

The Baltic and Visegrad States: After Twenty Years of Shared Interest in Europe

The Institute of International Relations, Prague in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Czech Republic cordially invite you to the international conference
 
“The Baltic and Visegrad States: After Twenty Years of Shared Interest in Europe”
 
Keynote Speech: Jiri Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Panel I: Challenges for European Economic Governance

Czech Republic - Vojtech Belling, Secretary of State for EU Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Estonia - Signe Ratso, Director in DG TRADE for Market Access and Industry, European Commission 
Latvia – Artis Bertulis, Head of the EU Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Poland - Malgorzata Kaluzynska, Director of the Department of Economic Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Hungary - Geza Mocsary, Deputy Director of the EU Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary

Panel II: The Future of the Eastern Partnership through Baltic and Visegrad Lenses

Lithuania - Liudas Mazylis, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas
Czech Republic - Petr Mares, Ambassador, Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Hungary - Adam Szesztay, Director of the Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
Estonia – Erkki Bahovski, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute
Poland - Jaroslaw Dziedzic, Minister Counsellor, Head of Division for Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Slovak Republic - Igor Derco, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia Territorial Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Panel III: Energy Security and Beyond: the Contribution of the Baltic and Visegrad Countries

Hungary - Anita Orban, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
Lithuania - Audrius Bruzga, Ambassador, Director of the Energy Security Center, Vilnius
Czech Republic - Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Slovak Republic - Urban Rusnak, Ambassador, Special Representative of the MFA for the External Energy Security
Latvia – Andris Spruds, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs


The conference will take place on Tuesday, 8th November 2011 from 9:30 – 15:45.
 
The venue is the Mirror Hall, Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretanske nam. 5, Prague 1.

The working language will be English.
 
RSVP: Due to the strict entrance security procedures at the MFA building and the limited number of seats in the conference room, we kindly ask you to register to the event via the e-mail address registrace@iir.cz by  Sunday 6th November 2011 at the latest.

The ikona souboruprogramme of the conference.

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