Conference in Berlin, Friday October 23: Federation or Confederation, where goes Europe after the Lisbon treaty?,

Article published on Oct. 7, 2009
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Article published on Oct. 7, 2009
On Friday 23rd October 2009, the Union of the European Federalists, with the collaboration of the Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies and Europa-Union Deutschland, is organising in Berlin (Representation of the European Commission in Germany) a Conference entitled “Federation or Confederation, where goes Europe after the Lisbon treaty?” Prof. Dr.
Ingolf Pernice, Humboldt-University Berlin will introduce the conference, and Mr. Andrew Duff MEP, President of UEF, and Mr. Peter Altmaier MdB, President of Europa-Union Deutschland will open the discussions with the panel.

All the information as also the registration forms can be found on UEF website

PUBLIC EVENT

Federation or Confederation – where goes Europe after the Lisbon treaty?

Berlin, Friday 23rd October 2009, Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin

09:30 h Opening address

Heinz-Wilhelm Schaumann, Vice-President of UEF

Greeting address

Barbara Steffner, Head of the political department of the Delegation of the EC in Germany

09:45 h Introduction speech

"As much Europe as necessary but also as little as possible? – Europe’s chances to get a Constitution after the rule from the German Federal Constitutional Court on the Lisbon treaty"

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice, Director of the Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law of the Humboldt-University Berlin

10:10 h Comments from Peter Altmaier MdB, President of Europa-Union Deutschland, and Andrew Duff MEP, President of UEF

10:30 h Panel discussion

"Towards a European state or a Union of states? – which direction does the EU go after the Lisbon treaty?" with

Peter Altmaier MdB, President of Europa-Union Deutschland

Andrew Duff MEP, President of UEF

Armin Duttine, Ver.di (tbc)

Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, President of Europa-Union Berlin

Yvonne Nasshoven, President of Young European Federalists Germany

Prof. Dr. Ingolf Pernice, Humboldt-University Berlin

Thomas Silberhorn MdB, (tbc)

12:00 h Reception