EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT,
PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

PUBLIC HEARING
"AGENDA 2000 - ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY ?"

Wednesday 3 June 1998
9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30



Meeting Room: LEO 1 A 02
47-53 rue Wiertz
Brussels

PROGRAMME

With the participation of members of parliaments of the applicant countries

9.00INTRODUCTION by Mr Ken COLLINS, Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
9.15KEY NOTE ADDRESS by Mrs Ritt BJERREGAARD, Commissioner for the Environment
9.30-10.50

SESSION I: ENLARGEMENT - WHAT IMPACT ON EUROPE'S ENVIRONMENT?

  • European Environment Agency
  • Institute for Sustainable Development, Poland
  • European Trade Union Confederation
  • European Environment Bureau
  • Question and answer session
10.50KEY NOTE ADDRESS by Mr Franz FISCHLER, Commissioner for Agriculture
11.05-12.30

SESSION II: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Comité des Organisations Professionnelles Agricoles de l'UE
  • Union Nationale des Centres Permanents d'Initiatives pour l'Environnement
  • World Wide Fund for Nature
  • Bureau Européen des Unions des Consommateurs
  • Question and answer session
12.30 LUNCH B R E A K
15.00-16.30

SESSION III: "TRANSEUROPEAN ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS" - THE SYNERGY BETWEEN TRANSNATIONAL NATURE PLANNING AND THE PROPOSED AGENDA 2000 REFORMS

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
  • Birdlife International
  • National Society of Conservationists, Hungary
  • Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Question and answer session
16.30-18.00

SESSION IV: "GREENING" THE STRUCTURAL AND COHESION FUNDS AND PHARE - CRITERIA FOR FUTURE FUNDING

  • Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe
  • Conseil des Régions Périphériques Maritimes
  • PHARE Programme, European Commission
  • NOVA-Institut für Politische und Ökologische Innovation
  • Question and answer session
18.00 KEY NOTE ADDRESS by Mrs Monika WULF-MATHIES, Commissioner for Regional Policy
18.15 CONCLUSIONS and closing remarks by Mr Ken COLLINS and Mrs Riita MYLLER, Rapporteur
18.30 End of the hearing

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