Photographer: Christian Lambiotte
First meeting on the theme of « Brussels capital of Europe » under the joint responsibility of Romano Prodi and Guy Verhofstadt
Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister and personnalities well known for their original and innovative thinking, considered the role of Brussels as capital of Europe.
The personnalities participating in the meeting were: Gérard Mortier, Director of the Salzburg music festival; Pasqual Maragall, Deputy of Parliament, former city mayor of Barcelona; Agnès Jaoui, Actress and film director; Maryon Mc Donald, Professor, author of "Towards an anthropology of the European Union"; Nicolas Hayek, Entrepreneur, creator and head of Swatch Group; Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director of Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Umberto Eco, Writer, philosopher, professor of semiotics, University of Bologna; Bronisław Geremek,Social historian, deputy of Parliament, former foreign minister of Poland
Gérard Mortier; Pasqual Maragall; Agnès Jaoui; Romano Prodi; Maryon Mc Donald; Nicolas ...
Agnès Jaoui, on the left, and Romano Prodi
Romano Prodi, Nicolas Hayek, Umberto Eco and Bronisław Geremek (from left to right)