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THE EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY
Prepared to Face New Challenges?

PARIS

12-13 February 2009

International Seminar for Experts in the series 'Great Debates' organised by the Cicero Foundation, Maastricht/Paris
Code GD 2973

PROGRAMME


Venue: MAISON DE L'AMERIQUE LATINE
217 Boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 PARIS
Date: 12-13 Feb 2009
Language: English


Thursday, 12 February 2009


09.40 - 10.30

H.E. Sir Peter WESTMACOTT
British Ambassador to France

Ten Years after Saint-Malo: What are the Perspectives
for the European Security and Defence Policy? A British View


10.30 - 10.50

Break

10.50 - 11.40

Mr. Jean-Louis FALCONI
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Paris
Adviser of Foreign Minister on European Affairs


The New Initiatives on the ESDP taken by the French
EU Presidency - What Will Be the Impact?


11.40 - 12.30

Mr. Carlo MAGRASSI
European Defence Agency (EDA), Brussels
Deputy Chief Executive Strategy


The Four Strategies of the European Defence Agency:
An Assessment of Successes and Still Existing Shortfalls


12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

14.10 - 15.00

Mr. Marcel H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation


The Russian Proposals for a European Security
Conference: How Should the EU Respond?


15.00 - 16.30

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP I:
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ESDP AND CFSP


* The New Initiatives of the French EU Presidency -
Are they Enough to Relaunch the ESDP?

* After Georgia: How Common is the
Common Foreign and Security Policy?

* Assessing the Four Strategies of the European Defence Agency

* Improving the Airlift Capability

* Developing a Strategic Reconnaissance Capability

* The Role of the EU in Peacekeeping Operations:
An Evaluation


WORKSHOP II:
THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE US, NATO, AND RUSSIA

* How Will the Transatlantic Security Relationship
Develop under the Obama Presidency?

* ESDP and NATO - Towards a New Relationship?

* Is the EU Ready for a Role in a Multipolar World?

* What is the Impact of Frozen Conflicts on the Eastern
Neighbourhood Policy of the EU?

* The Increasingly Muscular Foreign Policy of Russia:
Is the EU Able and Willing to Contain a Revisionist Russia?

* NATO, the US, the EU and Proliferation:
How to Avoid Different Approaches?



16.30 - 16.40

Break

16.40 - 17.30

Ms. Claude-France ARNOULD
Director
Directorate VIII, Defence Aspects
General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union


ESDP and NATO in the Next Decade:
What Will Change?



Friday, 13 February 2009


09.30 - 10.20

Dr. Alvaro DE VASCONCELOS
Director
European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris


The European Foreign and Security Policy:
What Role for the EU in the Mediterranean?


10.20 - 10.50

Break

10.50 - 11.40

H.E. Mr. Juri LUIK
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of the Republic
of Estonia to the Atlantic Council
NATO, Brussels


How Should NATO and the EU Prepare to Face
New Emerging Security Risks in Eastern Europe?


11.40 - 12.30

Ambassador Jacek BYLICA
Head, Weapons of Mass Destruction Center
NATO HQ, Brussels
Defence Policy and Planning Division


A Ticking Time Bomb?
How Successful is the Fight against Proliferation?


12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

14.10 - 15.00

Prof. Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER
Researcher with the French Institute of Geopolitics (IFG), Paris
Associate Researcher with the Thomas More Institute, Paris, Brussels


Europe and the US Missile Defence -
Should Europe Participate?


15.00 - 16.00

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP III:
SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY


* NATO Membership for Ukraine and Georgia: How and When?

* The Suspension by Russia of the CFE Treaty:
A Danger for Europe?

* Does Europe Need a Missile Shield?

* Strengthening the Role of the OSCE?

* The Proposal of President Medvedev for a Security Pact:
How to React?

* The Increasingly Muscular Foreign Policy of Russia:
How Should the West Respond?



16.00 - 16.20

Break

16.20 - 17.10

Prof. Jacques MISTRAL
Director
French Center on the United States
French Institute of International Relations IFRI, Paris


The Return of France into the Military Organisation
of NATO: What Will it Change for Europe and What
Will it Change for NATO?


17.10 - 17.30

Conclusions and Evaluation