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Programme

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

from 7.00 Shuttle from airport and/or the hotels in Krems to St. Pölten
   
from 11.00 Registration
   
13.00 I. Citizen-based policies:  The contribution of the regions and the local authorities 
   
  Chair:
Erwin PRÖLL, Governor of Lower Austria
 

 

Keynote addresses

  • "Subsidiarity in the light of the Alps-Adriatic Euro-region project"
    Dimitrij RUPEL, Foreign Minister of Slovenia
  • Regionalisation in South-East Europe to strengthen democracy
    Ivan JAKOVČIĆ, Vice-President of the Assembly of the Regions of Europe
  • Towards citizen-based regulation in Europe
    Michel DELEBARRE, President of the Committee of the Regions of Europe

Panel and plenary discussion, further contributions (pdf download)

Closing statement: Erwin PRÖLL, Governor of Lower Austria

   
16.00 II. Subsidiarity and proportionality: The role of Parliaments 
   
  Chair:
Andreas KHOL, President of the Austrian National Council
Elisabeth ROTH-HALVAX, President of the Austrian Federal Council
   

Keynote addresses

  • European Parliament and national parliaments – partners or competitors? The European perspective
    Josep BORRELL FONTELLES, President of the European Parliament 
  • European Parliament and national parliaments – partners or competitors? The national perspective
    Paavo LIPPONEN, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament 
  • Is there still a future for national parliamentarians in Europe?
    Pierre LEQUILLER, President of the EU delegation of the French National Assembly
  • Subsidiarity and proportionality - the responsibility of the European institutions
    Franz FISCHLER, Former Commissioner, President of the Eco-social Forum, Vienna 
  • Subsidiarity checklist - the criteria for subsidiarity and proportionality control
    Christian CALLIESS, University of Göttingen

Panel and plenary discussion, further contributions (pdf download)

Closing statement: Andreas KHOL, President of the Austrian National Council

 
  Followed by: Reception
  Followed by: Shuttle to the hotels in Krems

 

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

8.00 Shuttle from the hotels to St. Pölten
   
9.30 III. Subsidiarity and better regulation
   
  Chair:
Wolfgang SCHÜSSEL, Federal Chancellor and current President of the Council of the European Union
   

Keynote addresses:

  • Subsidiarity and cutting red tape as political challenges
    Edmund STOIBER, Prime Minister of Bavaria 
  • Better regulation in the EU – a contribution to subsidiarity
    Günter VERHEUGEN, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • The contribution of the European Parliament to better regulation
    Joseph DAUL, Chairman of the Conference of Committee Chairmen of the European Parliament
  • The role of the principle of subsidiarity in the case law of the European Court of Justice
    Vassilios SKOURIS, President of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
  • Subsidiarity and the exercise of Community competences: the dialogue of the European Court of Justice with national supreme courts
    Karl KORINEK, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court

Panel and plenary discussion, further contributions (pdf download)

Closing statement: Wolfgang Schüssel, Federal Chancellor and current President of the Council of the European Union

   
12.00 IV. Statement by the Chair
   
  followed by: Lunch
   
14.00 End of the conference
  Shuttle to the airport direct from St. Pölten

 

 

Date: 20.04.2006