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POSTPONED: Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing Political Advisor Series - Trade Priorities in INTA: ALDE’s Perspective with Ursa Pondelek, ALDE Group Policy Advisor, International Trade Committee (INTA)

19-Oct-2017
This event has been postponed, we will come back to you shortly with a new date. As part of our Political Advisor Series we will be joined by Ursa Pondelek, ALDE Group Policy Advisor, International Trade Committee (INTA) for a Competition and Trade Task Force lunch providing an insight into the priorities of ALDE in the INTA Committee.

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Cybersecurity with Jakub Boratyński, Head of Unit Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy

20-Oct-2017
The EU has made one of its priority to boost the security of the digital world. As the European Commission will publish in September a new EU cyber security strategy, we are pleased to be joined by Jakub Boratyński who will lead us through the file. 

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The UK Transitional Agreement – A dose of reality

23-Oct-2017
What does a two or three-year transitional arrangement look like for the UK, for Europe, for businesses? What are the different options available and why is it important to have one created? What will businesses face during the transitional stage?

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Brexit and the WTO: implications for EU and UK trade policy and international trade

25-Oct-2017
Hume Brophy senior consultant on trade, Stuart Harbinson, will discuss the implications and challenges of Brexit for the UK and the EU as they relate to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This breakfast seminar will delve into issues such as the disentanglement of post-Brexit WTO schedules, including tariff rate quotas and services commitments, what ‘falling back on WTO terms’ could really mean for UK companies, as well as the future of the international trade landscape after Brexit. This events visibility partner is: BECI (Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry)

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Training | Getting to know the EU: Institutions, Processes and Practices

26-Oct-2017
A half day, practical training session that will help you better understand and navigate the EU and all its complexities. The training course will focus on: The functioning of the three primary EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. How the institutions take decisions and how the legislative processes work both in theory and in practice.The key stakeholders and persons of influence within the institutions. 

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Overview of Health Policies with Tapani Piha, Head of Unit, Cross Border Healthcare and eHealth , DG SANTE

27-Oct-2017
Tapani Piha, Head of Unit at DG SANTE, will discuss the works of the EU for better health systems through its policies and activities. Given the recent updates as well as the upcoming proposals, Mr Piha will focus on the Health Technology Assessments (HTA), the European Reference Networks and eHealth.

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Media, Dir. C2, DG COMP on Commission Priorities in the Media Sector

06-Nov-2017
During this Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Media, Dir. C2, DG COMP, will discuss the Commission's Priorities in the Media Sector.

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The Ambassador Hosts:Maggie De Block - Social system sustainability and collaboration with business

07-Nov-2017
We are delighted to present an exclusive breakfast briefing hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose featuring the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Maggie De Block as the keynote speaker.Minister De Block will talk about the sustainability of the social system in Belgium, how this is linked to boosting economic growth across the country and how businesses can contribute to ensuring that today’s social systems are meeting the needs of society.

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British Perspective on Digital Content with Nick Russel, Digital Attache, UK Permanent Representation to the EU

07-Nov-2017
As apart of our Digital Content Series, Nick Russel with lead us through the British perspective on digital content such as digital privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, online platforms and European data economy.

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Training | Understand your communication style and use it to achieve results

08-Nov-2017
This is an interactive, experiential and hands-on workshop to explore how you can impact people through your communication style. Find out how to tune in to people and achieve results by getting the communication right.Objectives of this workshop: Become aware of your natural communication styleLearn how to switch frequencies to get your message acrossLearn how communication can lead to conflictThis workshop is designed for people needing to impact stakeholders and especially managers leading teams.

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Dr Kay Swinburne MEP on ECON Priorities

09-Nov-2017
The European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) covers issues related to economic governance, monetary regulation, Banking Union, financial services as well as taxation and competition. During this lunch, Dr Kay Swinburne MEP, Vice-Chair of ECON, will brief us on the current state and progress of key files under discussion as well as on the major challenges faced by the Committee and on their priorities before the end of the year and for 2018.

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Pesticides and Biocides Regulation with Klaus Berend, Head of Unit - Pesticides and Biocides at DG SANTE

14-Nov-2017
At this EU Committee briefing, we will be joined by Klaus Berend, new Head of Unit E4. Pesticides and Biocides at DG SANTE to talk about his priorities.Dr. Klaus Berend joined the European Commission in 1994 and is currently Head of Unit in the European Commission's Directorate-General Health and Food Safety, responsible for the implementation of the Pesticides and Biocides legislation.

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Belgian Corporate Tax Reform: what does it mean for you?

14-Nov-2017
Recently, the government has proposed a thorough reform of Belgian corporation tax as from 2018. The most striking change is the reduction of corporate income tax up to 20% in certain cases. But the proposal also contains a whole series of 'compensatory measures'. This will not only create winners, but also losers.

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Training | Preparing a Business Plan – special focus: preparing the budget

16-Nov-2017
Do you have a new idea that you would like to turn into a business? Do you have a business or department that needs that little extra push to make it just that little bit more successful?

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Priorities of the IMCO Committee with Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee

20-Nov-2017
Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP, new Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), will present the IMCO Committee's priorities, halfway through their mandate. The IMCO Committee is responsible for the coordination of national legislation in the sphere of internal market and for the protection of consumers' economic interests.

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Politics and Economics Collide: the threats and opportunities from Trump and Brexit

21-Nov-2017
The global economy looks to be gaining increasing momentum with Europe and Asia now adding to what is already a positive growth story in the US. Consequently, central banks are increasingly thinking it is time to respond and unwind some of the unprecedented monetary stimulus, but there is uncertainty over how fast and how far they should go. Political risk also remains high. Referendums, elections, a potential US government shutdown and Brexit suggest nothing can be taken for granted. 

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Connect with the EP for Young Professionals

23-Nov-2017
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Professor Rolf Heuer, Chair of SAM on The Role of the Scientific Advice Mechanism

29-Nov-2017
The High Level Group of Scientific Advisors of the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism provides the Commission with high quality, timely and independent scientific advice on specific policy issues where such advice is critical to the development of Union policies or legislation.

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An update on recent Belgian labour law developments

30-Nov-2017
At this seminar, various hot labour law topics will be discussed such as 

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New deal for consumers with Mr Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Deputy Director-General, DG JUST

05-Dec-2017
Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Deputy Director-General at DG JUST will focus on the percieved dual quality of consumer products in Western and Eastern Europe.

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