Work of the expert panel on effective ways of investing in health with Professor Barros, member of the expert panel

Please note that Dimitris Florinis, Policy Officer DG SANTE-B1, will also be joining the session.At this lunch briefing Professor Pedro Pita Barros will lead us through the forthcoming opinions on; payment models for high cost medicines, access to healthcare and the performance of primary care, as a member of the expert panel on effective ways of investing in health.

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A British Perspective on Health and Agriculture Priorities with the UK Permanent Representation to the EU

In light of the ongoing negotiations, how can the UK maintian influence in Europe is one of the core questions under debate.At this lunch briefing Matthew Harpur, First Secretary Health and Pharmaceuticals, and Philip Flaherty, First Secretary Food and Veteninary, will lead us through the evolving priorities in health and agriculture policy.

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EU Tax Law

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.

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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.

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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 to report in January. Axel Voss will lead us through the report at this evening briefing.  

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