Autonomy and devolution in Europe

Events / 16.6.12


The Transilvanian Monitor in a joint effort with the Centre Maurits Coppieters explore several devolution and regional autonomy models.

Conference is scheduled as follows:

Conference room Diamond 2 – Hotel Danubius – 111 Trandafirilor R-545 500 Sovata (Transylvania) Romania

Interpretation: EN | ES | HU

09:30 – Opening Speech

By Xabier Macías, President of the Centre Maurits Coppieters

09:40 – Tax Autonomy and Fiscal Devolution. The Basque Economic Agreement, a unique model within the European Union.

By Lorena Lopez de Lacalle, Member of the Araba Provintial Parliament (Basque Country) and Secretary General of the Alkaratsuna Foundation.

10:00 – Autonomy, regionalism and languages in France: The Corsican Case.

By Roccu Garoby, Member of the Partitu di a Nazione Corsa (PNC), President of the European Free Alliance Youth and advisor of the Greens-EFA Group in the European Parliament on budgetary issues.

10:20 – Tourism and Identity.

By Josep Huguet, Former Minister of Trade, Tourism and Consumer Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Currently President of the Fundació Josep Irla.

10:40 Questions and answers

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 – The right to decide

By Günther Dauwen, Director of the European Free Alliance.

12:00 – The Union with Transylvania

By László Tőkés, MEP and President of Hungarian National Council of Transylvania

12:30 – Transylvanian autonomy efforts since 1920

By Tibor T. Toró, Chair of Transylvanian. Hungarian Peoples’ Party

13:00 – Options for Transylvanian Hungarian Autonomy

By Miklós Bakk, Political Science Professor

13:30 – Closure

By János Antal, Editor of Transylvanian Monitor, minority and human rights watch of the Hungarian National Council of Transylvania.

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The conference is at Hotel Danubius’ Diamond 2 conference room – Szovata, Transylvania, Romania, European Union. 

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This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference nor the opinions of the speakers.

This conference is a joint intiative of the Centre Maurits Coppieters and the Transylvanian Monitor.