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European Union and Citizens

Brussels, 14 May 2013 - The EU and regional separatism : federalist solutions


Yves Bertoncini, Director of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute is invited by the PES Group of the Committee of the Regions to participate in a panel debate on the EU and Regional Separatism, 14th May in Brussels

PES GROUP (Committee of Regions) SEMINAR

THE EU AND REGIONAL SEPARATISM: FEDERALIST SOLUTIONS

Tuesday, 14th May from 14.30 to 18.15

Committee of Regions, Jacques Delors Building, room JDE 51 Brussels, Brussels

Interpreting: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL


Programme

14.30 Welcome and Opening:


Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions and President of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

14.45 Impulse Statement: Federalism as an Answer to Regional Separatism?

Dr Annegret EPPLER, European Centre for Research on Federalism, Tübingen

15.00 First Panel Debate: How to React to Regional Separatism?

Moderated by: Eddy CAEKELBERGHS journalist, RTBF
Bruno TOBBACK, Leader of the Sp.a
Anna TERRON I CUSÍ, former Catalan MP and CoR member
Irene OLDFATHER, former Scottish MP and CoR member
Dr Tamara EHS, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst (IWK) and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

Debate with the audience

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30 Second Panel Debate: Regional Separatism and the EU

Moderated by Jean-Pierre STROOBANTS, journalist for Le Monde
Yves BERTONCINI, Director of European think-tank Notre Europe
Patrizia TOIA, Member of the European Parliament
Paul NEMITZ, Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship (European Commission)
Graham MEADOWS, former Director-general for Regional policy (European Commission)

Debate with the audience

17.45 Conclusions

Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions and President of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

18.15 Cocktail reception



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