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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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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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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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Patron Dinner "2017: A Year of Elections" Series - The Dutch General Election with Robert de Groot, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the EU

30-May-2017
As part of our Patron Dinner Series on "2017: A Year of Elections", we are delighted to welcome Robert de Groot, upcoming Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the EU to discuss the Dutch General Election of March. Over a three-course dinner, Ambassador Robert de Groot will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Health with Tairi Täht, Counsellor for Health Affairs

02-Jun-2017
With Estonia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle, we are delighted to welcome Tairi Täht, Counsellor for Health Affairs, to discuss the priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Health.

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The Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in the Single Market and in Competitiveness with Märt Loite, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Head of Section

08-Jun-2017
With Estonia coming next at the EU Presidency cycle, Märt Loite, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Head of Section at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union, will provide an overview of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency in the Single Market and in Competitiveness.

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The Priorities of The Estonian Presidency in Trade with Maria Orlova, Counsellor, Trade Policy Committee

13-Jun-2017
With Estonia coming up in the EU Presidency cycle, we are delighted to welcome Maria Orlova, Counsellor, Trade Policy Committee, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, discussing the trade priorities of the Estonian Presidency.

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The Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Environment with Kristi Klaas, Counsellor for Environmental Affairs, Head of Section

14-Jun-2017
During this Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing, Kristi Klaas, Counsellor for Environmental Affairs, Head of Section at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, will discuss the priorities of the upcoming Estonian Presidency in Environment.

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Panel Debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Spain and the UK

15-Jun-2017
Following on from our hugely successful panel debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Germany and the UK earlier this year, we are honoured to co-host with the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg the panel debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Spain and the UK.  

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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Agriculture with Peeter Seestrand, Director of Division of Agriculture

16-Jun-2017
With Estonia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle, we are delighted to welcome Peeter Seestrand, Director of Division of Agriculture to discuss the priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Agriculture.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.

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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in the Digital Single Market with Luukas Kristjan Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Head of Telecommunications Section

19-Jun-2017
Luukas Kristjan Ilves, Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Head of Telecommunications Section, will discuss the Priorities of the Estonian Presidency, next in the European Council policy cycle, in the Digital Single Market.

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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency with Ambassador Kaja Tael

21-Jun-2017
With Estonia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle, we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Kaja Tael to discuss the priorities of the Estonian Presidency.

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Leen Meulenbergs on "Priorities as WHO Representative to the EU"

26-Jun-2017
We are delighted to welcome Leen Meulenbergs, WHO Representative to the EU from August 2016 and Executive Manager of Strategic Partnerships at WHO/EURO, to discuss her priorities in coordinating WHO's relations with EU institutions.

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The modernization of the E-commerce trade for VAT purposes with Ludwig De Winter, Head of sector, Unit C1 – Value Added Tax, DG TAXUD

28-Jun-2017
As part of the European Commission's Strategy for the EU Digital Single Market as well as the Better Regulation Agenda, the Commission is strongly committed to its proposal on modernising the VAT for cross-border e-commerce. During this Task Force Briefing co-hosted by the Financial Markets and the Single Market Task Force, Ludwig De Winter, Head of sector, Unit C1 – Value Added Tax, DG TAXUD, will share his thoughts on the modernization of the E-commerce trade for VAT purposes.

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The Services Package with Andreas Schwab MEP

26-Sep-2017
In January, the European Commission proposed the "Services Package" which contains four initiatives aimed at improving the free movement of services in the single market. We are delighted to be joined by Andreas Schwab MEP, IMCO Rapporteur, to discuss the Commission's ambition in shaping "a European services economy that works for Europeans".

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Patron Dinner "2017: A Year of Elections" Series - Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin with Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany

28-Sep-2017
We are delighted to welcome Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany to discuss Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin, as part of our series "2017: A Year of Elections".Over a three-course dinner, Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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