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José Inácio Faria MEP on Access to Medicines

03-May-2017
José Inácio Faria MEP, will discuss health priorities of the ENVI Committee, including the issue of ensuring access to medicines. Mr Faria was shadow rapporteur on the Parliament's report on EU Options for Improving Access to Medicines. Mr Faria will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on the EU's Plastic Strategy with Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer, Dir B1 Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption, DG ENV

04-May-2017
The EU's plastic strategy is in the core of the Circular Economy package, aiming for a more sustainable and resource efficient European economy. We are delighted to welcome Werner Bosmans, policy officer - DG ENV - B1, sharing his views on the topic as the coordinator of the the development of the EU's Strategy on Plastics.

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EU Breakfast on The future of antitrust with Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director General, Antitrust, DG COMP

05-May-2017
We are delighted to welcome Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director General, Antitrust, DG COMP, discussing the future of antitrust.

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Roundtable: Impact of Brexit on Customs and Trade with Bruegel

09-May-2017
It now seems likely that the UK's withdrawal from the EU will include leaving the Customs Union, with a view to trading on the basis of a free trade agreement with the EU. The access of European businesses to the EU and UK markets, participating in trading mechanisms, trading and providing services across Europe under compatible and equivalent conditions, so as to maintain free and fair economic relations are all subject to change in the negotiations

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Training | Brexit, Political Risks and their Impact on Business

10-May-2017
Business risks caused by political events have traditionally been a concern for companies investing in emerging markets. In the last few years political risks have also become a reality in advanced economies: unexpected results at the ballot box, international economic sanctions and new barriers to trade (to name a few) impact the environment in which businesses operate and can sometimes directly threaten their operations.

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Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division, OECD on "2017 OECD Programme in Health"

11-May-2017
The Meeting of OECD Health Ministers in January focused on how health systems can best adapt to meet the challenges of the future. We are delighted to welcome Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division, OECD, to discuss the "2017 OECD Programme in Health". 

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What is new for Expats concerning the Automatic International Financial Information Exchange Systems (CRS, FATCA)? What about the new domestic Belgian tax provisions for Expats? How to go about Financial Planning as an Expat?

11-May-2017
This seminar will provide you with practical advice on the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in Belgium and the resulting Automatic International Financial Information Exchange. It will also update you on FATCA (for US persons) and inform you on the changes in the domestic Belgian tax provisions that concern Expats in Belgium. In conclusion, as an Expat in Belgium, how should you approach your Financial Planning?

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Mid-term review of the Capital Markets Union with Ugo Bassi, Director, Dir C Financial Markets, DG FISMA

16-May-2017
After the launch of the Commission's Public consultation on the Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review in January and the Public hearing on the CMU Mid-Term Review in April, we are delighted to welcome Mr Ugo Bassi, Director, Dir C Financial Markets, DG FISMA, sharing his thoughts on the current state, future and challenges of building a single market for capital in Europe.

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EU Lunch with Thomas Kramler, Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP, on e-Commerce Sector Inquiry - Reflections on the Consultation's Status and Announced Enforcement Actions

29-May-2017
As part of the EU’s Single Market Strategy, the identification of cross-border barriers and restrictive business practices are of increasing importance in order to ensure online competition. With the aim of understanding existing market trends, the European Commission launched a sectoral inquiry into e-commerce in May 2015.  This was followed by a Preliminary Report and a Public Consultation on the issue during the second half of 2016.

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Dr. Krišjānis Kariņš MEP on the EU's Electricity Market Regulation

30-May-2017
At this lunch session, hosted by the European Parliament,  Dr. Krišjānis Kariņš, rapporteur on the proposed updates to the directive that sets out common rules for the electricity market and to the electricity market regulation, will share his thoughts on the EU's Electricity Market Regulation.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Sophie Wilmès – Assessing future priorities and accounting for uncertainty in balancing Belgium’s budget

30-May-2017
We are delighted to present an exclusive lunch briefing hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose featuring the Belgian Minister of Budget, Sophie Wilmès as the keynote speaker.

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