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Colloquy - Athens, 17-18 March 2003


Colloquy
on

"Europe and the new United States' national security strategy
- fighting terrorism together"

co-hosted by the WEU Assembly and the Greek WEU/EU Presidency

Athens, 17-18 March 2003

Programme
(as of 14.03.2003)

Monday 17 March 2003

Venue:

Divani Apollon Palace Hotel

 

10 Agiou Nikolaou & Iliou Street

 

166 71 Vouliagmeni

 

Athens, Greece

 

Tel. + 30 210 891 1100 Fax. + 30 210 965 8010

12.30: Inauguration of the Colloquy

-

Mr Apostolos Kaklamanis, President of the Hellenic Parliament

-

Mr Jan Dirk Blaauw, President of the WEU Assembly

-

Mr Theodoros Pangalos, Chairman of the Greek Delegation
to the WEU Assembly

   

13.30-15.15: Lunch

15.15: Opening Session

     

Chairman:

Mr Jan Dirk Blaauw, President of the Assembly

   

Keynote speech: Mr George Papandreou, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece

 

The US new national security strategy

 
     

-

Mr Lluis Maria de Puig, Rapporteur

 

16.15: First Session

Chairman:

Mr Karolos Papoulias, Chairman of the Standing Committee on
National Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament

   

Consequences for global security

   

Speakers:

 
   

-

Mr Ivan Eland, Director of the Center for the Study of War,
Crises and Liberty, the Independent Institute, Oakland (California),
US

 

Mr Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Speaker, State Duma of the Russian Federation (to be confirmed)

   

Debate

 

Tuesday 18 March 2003

09.30: Second Session

Chairman:

Mr Martínez Casañ, Chairman of the Political Committee

 

The consequences for NATO and transatlantic cooperation

   

Speakers:

 

-

-

H.E. Mr Thomas J. Miller, Ambassador of the United States to Greece, Athens
Mr Mario Palombo, Vice-President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly

-

Mr William Hopkinson, Associate Fellow, Royal Institute for International Affairs and Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, UK

   

Debate

 

11.15: Third Session

Chairman:

Mr John Wilkinson, Chairman of the Defence Committee

 

Prospects for CFSP/ESDP

 

Speakers:

 

-

Mr Yannos Papantoniou, Minister for Defence of Greece

-

Mr Pascal Boniface, Director of the Institute for International and Strategic Relations, France

-

Mr Anatol Lieven, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace, Washington, US

-

Mr Jozias J. van Aartsen, Member of the Second Chamber of the States General, Former Foreign Minister, The Netherlands

   

Debate

 

13.00-14.30: Lunch

15.00-17.00: Fourth session

Chairman:

Mr Theodoros Pangalos, Chairman of the Greek Delegation
to the WEU Assembly

   
 

Common responses to international terrorism and future security challenges

   

Speakers:

 

-

Mr Michael Chrisohoidis, Minister for Public Order,
Greece

-

Mr Gustavo Selva, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs
Committee, Chamber of Deputies, Italy

-

Mr Ismael Cem, Former Foreign Minister, Turkey

   

Debate

 

17.00: Conclusions

-

Mr Lluis Maria de Puig, Rapporteur of the WEU Assembly

      Closing address by the President of the WEU Assembly

1730:

Press Conference


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