Next week Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 we welcome a delegation of some 25 AEJ colleagues from different European countries that are going to follow a seminar in the EP on the EU after Brexit. You are very welcome to join them in the EP (see program below) or meet and great them at the occasion of the Finissage of  the expo we co-produced at Bozar(see previous mail) Tuesday 26 at 6.30 pm. Looking forward to see you in number!
AEJ-Belgium board.

The Future of the EU / Brexit

Threats on Press Freedom in the EU

Preview on the Austrian EU-Presidency

Brussels, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June 2018

Tuesday 26 June 

Room PHS 04B001, Paul-Henri Spaak building

The Future of the EU / Brexit / Press Freedom

14.00 – 14.15

Welcome and opening remarks

Otmar Lahodynsky, President Association of European Journalists (video)

William Horsley, Vice President of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ)

14.15 – 14.45

EE19 European Parliament elections campaign

Raffaella De Marte, Head of Media Services Unit, Directorate for Media, Directorate-General for Communication,

European Parliament

Followed by Q & A session

14.45 – 16.00

PANEL I: The Future of EU after Brexit

  • MEP Brando Benifei (S&D, IT), member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and EU40 Board  tbc
  • MEP Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), member of the Brexit Steering Group, member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs  (till 15.30)
  • MEP Brian Hayes (EPP, IRL)
  • MEP Danuta Hübner (EPP, PL), member of the Brexit Steering Group and chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs , between 2.45 and 3.30pm
  • MEP Caroline Nagtegaal-van Doorn, (ALDE, NL)

Followed by Q & A session

Moderation: Alexandros Koronakis, Vice President of AEJ Belgium

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.30 

PANEL II:  Attacks on journalists and press-freedom in the EU

  • Debate with MEPs from Slovakia, Malta,
  • MEP Ivan Stefanec (EPP, Slov)
  • MEP David Casa (EPP, Malta)
  • Tibor Macak, Secretary General of AEJ
  • Journalist Jozsef Horvath (AEJ-Hungary)
  • Mehmet Koksal from EFJ/IFJ (tbc)

Followed by Q & A session

Moderation: William Horsley, Vice President AEJ

18.30-20:00: On invitation of the Belgian section of AEJ: Finissage of the  Exhibition of Sebastian Utzni’s ‘Martyrdom Cycle- 30 ways to kill a man after Circignani’’ in Bozar (Palais des Beaux Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23 in Centre of the City (Central Station) with, after introduction by Paul Dujardin, CEO Bozar and Lieven Taillie, President of AEJ Belgium, short debate featuring the artist and the director of the International Foundation ECPM, All together against the Death Penalty, Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan.. Followed by drinks. See .

Wednesday 27 June

Room ASP 05E002, Altiero Spinelli building     

Brexit / The Austrian Presidency’s Priorities


PANEL III: Brexit: State of play in negotiations/Brexit and citizens

  • MEP Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK), Quaestor and member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • MEP Ska Keller, Co-Chair Greens/EFA (DE)  Arrival 10:30
  • MEP  Jude Kirton-Darling (S&D, UK)
  • MEP Mairead McGuiness (EPP, IRL), Vicepresident EP
  • MEP Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Amb. Gregor Schusterschitz, Austrian Brexit-Delegate

Moderation: tbc

10.00: EP-President Antonio Tajani will address us in a break

Coffee break

 11.10 – 12.30 

PANEL IV: Priorities for Austria’s EU-presidency from July 1st

  • Prof.Dr. Klemens H. Fischer. Min. Ölen. Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
  • MEP  Georg Mayer (ENF-AT)
  • MEP Evelyn Regner (S&D- AT)
  • MEP Paul Ruebig, (PPE, AT)
  • Markus Beyrer, Secr-Gen of Business Europe

Moderation: Martyna Czarnowska from Wiener Zeitung

Followed by Q&A

End of the program. 

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