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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.

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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.  

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“Because once the spirit of equality has taken root in a society, it can never be removed unless it withers away”

Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, at the 7th Brussels Wednesday Social on 8th March 2017

On the International Women’s Day, Commissioner Vestager discussed with our guests how to advance Europe’s society towards more fairness and equal opportunities -not only for women, but also for disadvantaged groups-  by defending the rule of law and making sure that the rules of fair competition are respected by all.

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"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.

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"In order to create something bigger, Europe must offer visions."

5th Brussels Wednesday Social

Prof. Uli Mayer-Johanssen, international expert on brand management, at the 5th Brussels Wednesday Social March 16, 2016

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“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.

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