Europe in the 21st Century - Challenges and Opportunities conference: opening session by Viviane Reding
On 18 May 2012, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, participated in presence with François Biltgen, Luxembourgish Minister for Justice; for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform; for Higher Education and Research; for Communications and Media; for Religious Affairs, at the Jean Monnet building, in Luxembourg, in the conference on Europe in the 21st Century – Challenges and Opportunities.
On this occasion, she talked about getting citizens more involved, the calls for a Marshall Plan for Grece, the current pessimism, the election of the President of the European Commission, and the five-point plan she proposed for a new European policy.
This conference was organised by the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies and the New Policy Forum (Gorbachev Forum), in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg and the think-tank Notre Europe. The event was attended by about 50 participants and over 300 observers. At the opening session, the keynote speakers expressed rather divergent views on Europe’s recent political developments and options for the future. SHOTLIST