ALDE Seminar "EU-Russia trade - will the WTO change business?"
"EU-Russia trade - will the WTO change business?"
Wednesday 5 December 2012, 15:00 to 17:30
European Parliament (room ASP3G3)
14:30 Registration: European Parliament Brussels, ASP Building, Entrance Esplanade, Place Luxembourg
15:00 Welcome by Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP/or Kristiina Ojuland MEP
Panel 1 Russia's obligations under the WTO
15:10 Vladimir Chizhov
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU
15:20 De Gucht (confirmed)
European Commissioner for Trade
15:30 Pascal Lamy (tbc)
Director General of the WTO
15:40 Richard Connolly (confirmed)
Lecturer, Centre for Russian and East European Studies and author of the study "The Economic Significance of Russian Accession to the WTO"
Panel 2 Russia´s WTO membership - benefits and challenges
16:10 Vyacheslav Krupenkov (tbc)
Managing Director GAZPROM Germania GmbH
16:20 Valery Grayfer (tbc)
Chairman of the Board of Directors Lukoil
16:30 Sergey Shuklin (confirmed)
President of the Russian - European Chamber of Commerce, Brussels
16:40 Tatiana Valovaya (tbc)
Euroasian Economic Commission
17:20 Closing remarks by Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP/ Kristiina Ojuland MEP
Moderator Joshua Chaffin, Financial Times Correspondent (tbc)
Interpretation English, Russian
"Freedom was born here"
INTERNATIONAL PEACE INITIATIVE (IPI)
Monday 3rd December, 10h30, International Press Centre, Maelbeek Room
9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
"THE EUROPEAN UNION, TURKEY AND THE KURDS"
THE KURDISH QUESTION IN TURKEY:?TIME TO RENEW THE DIALOGUE ?AND RESUME DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS
14:00 Registration: European Parliament Brussels, ASP Building, Entrance Esplanade, Place Luxembourg,
14:30 Welcome by Ms Silvana Koch-Mehrin, MEP ALDE INTA
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