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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.

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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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Brexit and Beyond – Briefing by Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce, London

02-Nov-2017
The UK business community “wants a transition agreed in principle and trade talks under way by the end of 2017. If there is not that clarity, we will start to see the activation of contingency plans and likely significant impact on business investment.”  

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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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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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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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The Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in Competitiveness with Kalin Tomov, Counsellor, Head of sector Competitiveness, Internal Market and Consumer Protection

15-Nov-2017
With Bulgaria coming next at the EU Presidency cycle, Kalin Tomov, Counsellor, Head of sector Competitiveness, Internal Market and Consumer Protection at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union, will provide an overview of the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in Competitiveness.

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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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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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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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Overview of e-privacy regulation with Birgit Sippel MEP

30-Jan-2018
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.

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