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Seminar on "The European Security and Defence Policy: how to deal with the new threats"


Seminar
on
"The European Security and Defence Policy: how to deal with the new threats"

co-hosted by the Spanish Cortes Generales and the WEU Assembly

Valencia, 9-10 February 2004

Programme

Monday 9 February 2004

09.30

Opening session

 

Inauguration of the seminar:

 

Mrs Rita Barberá Nolla, Mayor of Valencia

 

Mr Guillermo Martínez Casañ, Chairman of the Spanish Delegation to the WEU Assembly and Chairman of the Political Committee

 

Mr John Wilkinson, Chairman of the Defence Committee

 

Mr Francisco CAMPS, President of the Generalitat Valenciana

 

Keynote speaker: Mrs Ana Palacio, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Spain

11.15

First session: Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

 

Chairman: Mr Francisco Arnau Navarro, Chairman of the Technological and Aerospace Committee

 

Speakers:

 

- Mr Vicente Garrido (pdf), Director, Instituto de Cuestiones Internacionales y politica exterior (INCIPE), Madrid

 

13.15

End of first session

15.00

Second session: Terrorism

 
 

Chairman: Mr John Wilkinson, Chairman of the Defence Committee

 

Speakers:

 

- Mr Jean-Luc Marret, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Foundation for Strategic Research), Paris

 

- Mr Agustín Díaz de Mera, Director General of Police, Ministry of the Interior, Spain

 

- Mr Haizam Amirah Fernandez, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid

 

- Mr Colin Cleary, Political Counsellor, US Embassy, Madrid

18.00

End of second session

Tuesday 10 February 2004

10.00

Third session: Cooperation with the southern Mediterranean countries on regional problems

 

Chairman: Mr Guillermo Martínez Casañ, Chairman of the Spanish Delegation to the WEU Assembly and Chairman of the Political Committee

 

Speakers:

 

- Prof. Castor Diaz Barrado, Professor of Public International Law, Juan Carlos I University, Madrid

 

- Mrs Elvira Sánchez, Researcher, Centre d'información I documentació internationals (CIDOB), Barcelona

 

- Mr Francis Ghiles, Senior Fellow, Euro-Arab Management School (EAMS), Granada, [2002-2003]

 

- Mr Andreu Claret, Director of the European Mediterranean Institute

13.00

Conclusions:Mr Guillermo Martínez Casañ, Chairman of the Spanish Delegation to the WEU Assembly and Chairman of the Political Committee

 

Closing address by Mr Julio de España, President of the Cortes Valencianas

 

Press Conference

   


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