Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference of Ministers of Economy


Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference of Ministers of Economy
 “Expanding single European market to the Eastern Partners – 
giving mutual boost to our economic growth – new concept for neighbourhood policy”
9 September 2011, Krynica-Zdrój, Poland

Organisational aspects

  • Conference of the Ministers of Economy of the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries, organised by the Polish Ministry of Economy,
  • Time & place: 9 September 2011, Krynica-Zdrój (hotel Krynica), under the XXI Krynica Economic Forum,
  • Participants: delegations of Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), delegations of the EU Member States,  representatives of the EC and the EEAS, as well as other distinguished guests,


Informal welcome reception (Congress Center, 20.00-22.00)

      I.   Opening panel (10.30-11.15)

  1. Opening speech by Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy of Poland,
  2. Speech by Mr. Andriy Klyuyev, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industrial Development and Trade of Ukraine,
  3. Speech by Mr. Valeriu Lazar, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy of Moldova,

II.  Working panel (11.15 – 13.00)

Moderator and introduction -  Mr. Günter Verheugen,

  1. Presentation by Ms. Oda Helen Sletnes, President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, "Ensuring integrity of the enlarged internal market – structure and functions of the EFTA Surveillance Authority",
  2. Presentation by Mr. Indermit Gill, Chief Economist of the Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank, "Potential economic benefits of expanding the EU single market eastwards",
  3. Presentation by Ms. Madeleine Majorenko, Head of Unit "ENP coordination II" EEAS, "The European Neighbourhood Policy Review – instruments for economic integration",
  4. Presentation by Mr. Zsolt Darvas, Brugel Think Tank, "Creating the EU-EaP Economic Area: Lessons for the Neighbourhood from the EU newcomers",
  5.  Ministerial discussion.

III.     Press conference (13.00-13.30).

IV.     Lunch (13.30-15.00)


Transport and accommodation, as well as lunch and gala dinner participation concerns only guests invited by the Ministry of Economy.