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House of Europe/Jean Monnet House, Paris  
 

In order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris the Jean Monnet House in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne together with the Maison de l'Europe in Paris CIED launched the first of conference series “The Treaty of Paris, the first breath of European unity”. Secretary-General Klaus Welle contributed by giving a speech at this inaugural gathering.

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Interview

Brussels  
 

With the encouragement of Secretary-General Klaus Welle, the European Parliament is investing in not only Brussels office space but also the city's heritage. Following the House of European History and the Wiertz project, plans are now afoot to turn the Solvay building into a major European library. ‘It always struck me that there were some real gems to be found in the environs of Parliament, but that to some extent they had seen better days.’

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European Parliament, Brussels  
 

At the 2020 ESPAS Conference, Klaus Welle participated in the panel ‘Towards a more resilient Europe: Assessing risks, opportunities and capabilities'. With his introductory presentation, he contributed to an active discussion about the future of Europe.

 

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