29 January 2015
Zagreb – ESI moderating "20 years of EU membership" panel discussion
Croatian Parliament. Photo: flickr/Martin Deutsch
Croatian Parliament. Photo: flickr/Martin Deutsch

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to moderate a panel on "Sharing of expectations, experiences and lessons learnt" of 20 years of EU membership of Austria, Finland, and Sweden.

Participants:

  • H.E. Manfred Scheich, fmr. Chief Negotiator for the EU accession and Permanent Representative of Austria to the EU
  • H.E. Eikka Kosonen, Ambassador, Prime Minister's office, fmr. Head of Representation of the European Commission to Finland, fmr. Permanent Representative of Finland to the EU
  • H.E. Frank Belfrage, Rt. State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, fmr. Chief Negotiator for the EU accession and fmr. Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU
  • Christian Danielsson, Director General, Directorate General Enlargement, European Commission and fmr. Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU

Gerald also provided a Food For Thought paper to stimulate discussions about the future of EU enlargement.

The event was attended more than 50 diplomats:

  • Irene Lack-Hageneder, Commercial Attaché, Austrian Embassy
  • Lidija Čehulić Vukadinović, Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University
  • Senada Šelo Šabić, IRMO
  • Doc.dr. Snjezana Vasiljevic, M.Phil (Cantab), Assistant Professor, Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of law
  • Miro Kovač, međunarodni tajnik HDZ
  • Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster, Sr. Economist, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia, World Bank
  • Tatjana Radošević, IOM
  • H.E. Mrs. Emanuela D'ALESSANDRO, Italian Ambassador
  • Tome Antičić, Director, Ruđer Bošković Institute
  • Predrag Bejaković, Institute of Public Finance
  • Lina Nordborg, Departementssekreterare, Gruppen för EU-policy och Centraleuropa, Enheten för Europeiska unionen, Utrikesdepartementet, STOCKHOLM
  • H.E. Mr. Hans Peter ANNEN, German  Ambassador (from 10:30 to 11:05)
  • Davorka Budimir, M.Sc., President, Transparency International Croatia
  • H.E. Mrs. Eleni GEROKOSTOPOULOU, Greek Ambassador
  • Mrs. Vladislava Iordanova, Deputy Head of Mission, Belgian Embassy
  • H.E. Mr. Poul Erik Dam Kristensen, Danish Ambassador
  • H.E. Hyung-won Suh, Korean Ambassador
  • Mark Armstrong, Head of Political Section, British Embassy
  • Ingrid Szabó, Uprava za europske poslove, Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova (MFAE)
  • H.E. Mr. Stefan Estermann, Ambassador of Switzerland
  • H.E. Mr. Martin Košatka, Czech Ambassador
  • Mr. Yukihiro Takeya, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan
  • Tamara Elveđi Jerman, Direktorica/Head, Centar za nerezidente/Centre for Non-residents, Zagrebačka banka d.d., UniCredit Group
  • Davor Ivo Stier, European Parliament, Member
  • H.E. Mrs. Susan Cox, Australian Ambassador
  • Dijana Padezanin, Research & Economic Officer, Australian Embassy
  •  Mr. H.E. Dato' Saiful Azam Martinus Abdullah, Ambassador, Embassy of Malaysia
  • Danijel Mondekar, predsjednik Odbora za europske poslove, Hrvatski sabor
  • H.E. Mr. Moulay ABBČS EL KADIRI, Ambassador of Morocco
  • Deividas STANKEVIČIUS, Head of the Office, Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Dorut Lucan, First Secretary, Embassy of Romania
  • Martina Sedmak Sahan, Voditeljica EU Deska, EU fondovi i posebni aranžmani financiranja, Poslovna strategija i proizvodi financiranja, Korporativno i privatno bankarstvo, ZABA
  • Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD Director, Croatia
  • H.E. Mr. Kenneth Merten, U.S. Ambassador
  • Maggie Nardi, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Marija Kapitanović, načelnica Sektora za Jugoistočnu Europu, MVEP
  • Niki Pečarević, voditelj Službe za proširenje, MVEP
  • Ivane Karanušić, Služba za proširenje, MVEP
  • Mario Zadro, Služba za proširenje, MVEP
  • Sanja Novaković, MVEP
  • BiH Embassy
  • Lai van Beek, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Veronika BARCZI, EU Affairs, Embassy of Hungary
  • H.E. Mrs. Tanya Dimitrova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • H.E. Mr. JÚLIO JOSÉ DE OLIVEIRA CARRANCA VILELA, Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic
  • Damir Zovak, ZABA
  • Neven Pelicarić, Ured predsjednika Vlade RH (Prime Minister's Office)
  • H.E. Mr. Juraj PRIPUTEN, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic
  • H.E. Mrs. SHKËNDIJE GECI SHERIFI, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Mr. AMR AFIFI MAHMOUD SELIM, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
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