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.
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.’
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.
Parliament of Finland, Helsinki
The Secretaries-General of the EU national Parliaments and of the European Parliament held their annual meeting in Helsinki on 26 and 27 January 2020. Secretary-General Klaus Welle addressed the participants during the gathering.
Keynote speech by Klaus WELLE at the Wilfried Martens Centre event: “25 Years of Spitzenkandidaten: What does the Future hold?”
Secretary-General Klaus Welle contributed as the keynote speaker in a public event organised by the Martens Centre in Brussels devoted to the future of the Spitzenkandidaten system and of EU democracy.
Klaus Welle, Secrétaire général du Parlement européen, était l’invité de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe à l’occasion d’une conférence relative aux prochaines élections européennes qui auront lieu en mai 2019. Cet événement, qui s’est tenu sur le campus de l’Université de Lausanne, a été animé par Pat Cox, Président de la Fondation et ancien Président du Parlement européen. Dans le cadre de cette conférence, Klaus Welle a accordé un entretien à L'Uniscope, le magazine des étudiants de l'Université de Lausanne.
Quelle Europe voulons-nous ? Une question à laquelle il est plus que jamais nécessaire de réfléchir, à l'approche des élections européennes de 2019. Ce dialogue indispensable, le président français Emmanuel Macron nous incite à nous y engager tout comme le président du Parlement européen Antonio Tajani et le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker.
On 25th January more than 100 EU experts gathered in The Hague (Sociëteit De Witte) for the first 'State of the Union Conference 2018' - a high-level reflection on the future of the European Union. The gathering was organised in cooperation between the European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Clingendael Institute. Secretary-General Klaus Welle delivered during the closing session his speech 'Preparing Europe for the next 25 years'.
On 6 May 2017, the House of European History was officially opened to the public in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in the Parc Léopold, in direct neighbourhood to the European Parliament. Its exhibits are available in all 24 official European Union languages and entrance is free, offering a fascinating experience for all. Klaus Welle in his speech given at the official opening of the House of European History explains its idea, its implementation and the expectations towards this impressive project.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service, in conjunction with the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, hosted a discussion with European Parliament Secretary-General Klaus Welle about the future of the EU given the ever-changing global context.