EU Tax Law with Marcus Scheuren, European Parliament

Marcus Scheuren, Administrator at the Secretariat of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament will lead us through the latest development in EU Tax Policies and Initiatives, including the European Parliament's role in such files.

This event is held under Chatham House rule



Patron Dinner: EU Budget after Brexit

Siegfried Muresan is the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the general budget of the European Union for 2018. As Vice Chair of the Committee on Budgets and Substitute Member in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs MEP Muresan has expert insight into what the threats and opportunities for the future of the EU budget are. Brexit remains a pertinent topic in relation to the EU budget. The Multi-Annual Financial Framework of 2014-2020 requires the UK to keep its share of commitments to the EU budget until the year 2020.




Overview of e-privacy regulation with Birgit Sippel MEP

Birgit Sippel has just been appointed rapporteur on the e-Privacy regulation, taking over from Marju Lauristin. At this event she will provide an overview of where the legislation now stands with the first draft being released in June 2017.She will also cover how she envisions the ePrivacy Regulation working in coordination with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is set to be implemented in May 2018.

This event is held under Chatham House rule



Brexit Ambition Roundtable February 2018

As a follow up to the sector focused roundtables organised in 2017 collecting data from businesses for a paper put together by COBCOE (Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe), we are organising a round table with follow up questions from the UK government.

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Impacts of Digitalisation on the EU Financial Services Policy

Mr Peter Kerstens, Adviser at DG FISMA will guide us through the impacts of digitalisation on the EU financial services policy following the Commission's action plan from March 2017 to strenghten the EU single market for retail financial services.

This event is held under Chatham House rule


Overview of the Copyright Directive with rapporteur Axel Voss MEP

Since taking over the lead on the copyright reform from Therese Comodini Cachia, Axel Voss has distanced himself from her efforts and reverted to supporting the Commission’s proposals. This includes the contested articles on “censorship machines” for file uploads, an extra copyright for news sites and the very limited scope of a proposed text and data mining exception. The JURI committee is scheduled to vote on the amendments in late March. Axel Voss will lead us through the report at this lunch briefing.  

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Clean Energy for All Europeans Package - One Year On with Dominique Ristori, Director-General DG Energy

At this EU Committee briefing, Mr Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission will discuss the progress of the Clean Energy Package and share the Commission’s views towards this topic, just after the European Parliament approved the proposal submitted by ITRE Committee to set an EU 2030 renewable energy target of 35%.

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Priorities as Vice-Chair of AGRI Committee with Paolo De Castro

At this EU Committee lunch briefing, Paolo De Castro will lead us through the upcoming priorities for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, such as the implementation of the omnibus regulation and the CAP reform.

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Lunch&Learn on Networking with Nicholas Whyte from APCO

Having good networking skills can go a long way in bringing you a step closer to your career goals, help you build lasting relationship with interesting people, and can even be fun. Nicholas Whyte, Senior Director of Global Solutions in APCO’s Brussels office, will provide you with some tips and tricks to become a great networker during this informal session. Based on his wealth of experience, Mr. Whyte will be able to give participants an overview on the dos and don'ts of networking and how to better develop this skill.


Why is it important to invest sustainably with good returns?

The ever changing nature of the world today, from the global demographic to the climate is creating a new wave of challenges. The development in health and science is leading to a higher life expectancy, which is producing a growing middle class eager to consume. This growth of consumers, is pressuring the worlds natural resources. This is leading to a positive evolution of our sources of energy, however it is also leading  to the rise of global warming and the severe damage to the planet.  

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Overview of the DG Move Agenda

Mr Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport in the European Commission will give us an overview of the DG Move Agenda, with a focus on the Clean Mobility Package.

This event is held under Chatham House rule