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Lousewies van der Laan at ALDE Congress 1/2/2014

   Thu 30/01/2014


Lousewies van der Laan will take part in the electoral meeting of the ALDE Party candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission on Saturday February 1 in Brussels. The event is open to the public but registration is required via the ALDE website.

Following the compromise agreed upon on 20 Januarty 2014 by the nominees Olli Rehn and Guy Verhofstadt, the ALDE Party Bureau has proposed to delegates to endorse this team.

Next to keynote speeches by the two candidates and an address by the new Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, there will be two fringe meetings.

Fringe Meeting 1

“The EU - East Asia trade relations: partnership in competition”, Sponsored by BAYER AG

Keynote Speech: Karel De Gucht, Commissioner for Trade

Michael König, Head of Operations in China and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG

Philippe de Backer, Member of the European Parliament, Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

Moderator: Alexander Lambsdorff , MEP and Vice President of the ALDE Party, FDP

Fringe Meeting 2

“In times of austerity, how can the European Union meet its climate change goals?”, Sponsored by CEZ A.S.

Keynote Speech: Sir Graham Watson, President of the ALDE Party

Petr Zahradník, Economist, ?EZ, a.s., Brussels

Jesse Scott, EURELECTRIC , Head of Environment & Sustainable Development Policy Unit

Hans van Baalen, Member of the European Parliament, VVD, Netherlands

Moderator: Chris Davies MEP, Liberal Democrats, UK