Prospects for Europe – How to enhance European Democracy
Jo Leinen, 11 April 2018 at the 9th Brussels Wednesday Social
On 11 April 2018, Jo Leinen discussed with our guests how to improve the current electoral system in the EU to create a real "European" democracy through more transparent and visible elections supported by bottom-up citizen engagement.
Prospects for Europe – time for a new bargain?
Janis A. Emmanouilidis , 8 November 2017 at the 8th Brussels Wednesday Social
On 8 November Janis Emmanouilidis discussed with our guests how the EU27 could exploit the current window of opportunity to re-energise the integration process and regain the trust of the citizens.
"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.
“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.
„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.