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Peter Altmaier, Head of the German Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks Chair: Professor Dr Joachim Krause,Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel
Dr Dietmar Woidke, Prime Minister, Federal State of Brandenburg
Plenary Session One | Ensuring Europe’s Future Competitiveness
What lessons can the least productive European countries learn from those that are most productive?
Can a Europe-wide balance be struck between export-led growth and growth driven by consumer spending?
How can governments keep their electorates onside while implementing necessary structural reforms?
Financing the recovery: how can investment be boosted to ensure business has access to finance?
To what extent should governments involve themselves in industrial policy? Should their role be limited to large infrastructure projects?
Philipp Miβfelder,Member of the German Bundestag and Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
Jean Pisani-Ferry,Commissioner-General for Policy Planning, France Stratégie, Services of the Prime Minister
Katherina Reiche MP, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany
Moderator: Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe, Chatham House
Plenary Session Two | Defining Europe’s Global Role and Agenda 1640–1800
What are the threats that Europe now faces? To what extent do these come from within?
To what extent can Europe sustain a coherent joint foreign policy? How can it balance competing international priorities among member states?
With military spending and consequently military capabilities under pressure, how does Europe envisage its future global role? Is soft power possible without hard power?
Franco Frattini,President, Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI)
François Heisbourg,Chairman, International Institute for Strategic Studies Dr Norbert Röttgen, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag Moderator: DrRobin Niblett,Director, Chatham House