"We are remarkable if we are a European team"
Günther H. Oettinger at the 6th Brussels Wednesday Social on 19th October, 2016
Asking „Can the digital single market re-connect citizens with Europe?“ Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger discussed with our guests the need for a European strategy to accelerate digitalisation and thereby emphasised the importance of appropriate infrastructure, common standards and skills to stabilise the European project.
News from Brussels | Week 19 – 23 September 2016
A LATE SUMMER FULL OF NEWS
Despite the nice temperatures and sunny days in September, the activity didn’t cease in the European institutions, including a plenary session in Strasbourg, where Commission’s President Juncker addressed his State of the Union speech (#SOTEU) and an extraordinary meeting of the 27 Heads of State and Government (without the UK) in #Bratislava. Here a short overview of other topics that featured high in the EU news during the last days.
“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.
“For a fair and open trade policy”
Elmar Brok at the 3rd Brussels Wednesday Social on 15th July 2015
“Of Walls and Paths – Prospects for the EU’s Foreign Policy”. At the 3rd Brussels Wednesday Social, Elmar Brok discussed current developments of the EU’s foreign policy with the audience and presented both successful examples of the common foreign policy and EU foreign policy challenges that have yet to be solved together.