News from Brussels / Week 02-08 May 2017
Last week, Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France. During European Parliament’s Committee week, MEPs voted on a money laundering blacklist and on VAT applied to e-books. Besides, the Commission closed the public consultation on the future of CAP and adopted a package of measures to enhance compliance and practical functioning of the EU Single Market. The Commission also recommended that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out temporary border controls.
News from Brussels / Week 10-18 April 2017
Last week the EU took note about the referendum results in Turkey pointing to the alleged irregularities. The business investment in the euro area is on the rise, amounting to 23,5% . EFSA reported that pesticide residues constitute little risk for consumers in the European Union. MEPs adopted a report on food waste unanimously in the ENVI Commiittee. Copa-Cocega and other stakeholders welcomed the Commission’s protein balance sheet.
“What unites us is stronger than what divides us.”
Olivier Guersent at the 4th Brussels Wednesday Social on 9th December 2015
“Quo vadis EURO? – Stress test for the EU”. Standing in for Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) explained his vision of a Eurozone that is resilient to crises. It is also and not least true for these troubled times that Europe is currently experiencing.
„Europe needs to grow up!"
Joschka Fischer talked about the future of the EU at the 2nd. Brussels Wednesday Social on 19 March 2014
The Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE), the European Movement Germany (EBD) and METRO GROUP would like increase the visibility of trade in the political and social life of Brussels. That’s why we have initiated the Brussels Wednesday Social based on the model of tried and trusted Berlin-format- the salon culture.