Welcome to the Kangaroo Group

The Kangaroo Group is an association with the goal to enhance European Unity around the pursuit of concrete common projects. Its main goals are the full implementation of the Internal Market, the Stability of the Euro and a common Security and Defence Policy. The association started in 1979 as an informal gathering of Members of the European Institutions from different countries and political affiliations interested in breaking down the barriers between the Member States. The Kangaroo was chosen for the name of the group due to its ability to take big jumps over any boundaries although it only has a small pouch.


Today the Kangaroo Group is an association incorporated under Belgian law as a nonprofit organisation (aisbl). It has been entered into the Transparency Register of the European Union as a Think Tank. It is open to Representatives of the European Institutions, Academia, Media and the Business Community who are interested to foster these goals. It is not an Intergroup of the European Parliament. The motto of the Kangaroo Group is free movement and security. We choose our projects in consideration of the principle of subsidiarity.

Next Events



Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 13:00 to 14:30 hrs


"Can Transparency on prices deliver more affordable medicines?"


Chair and Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group



Cyrus ENGERER MEP, S&D/Malta, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Sylvain GIRAUD, DG Santé

Yannis NATSIS, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

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Monday, 6 December 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 hrs



“Review of the consumer credits directive (CCD): finding the right balance”



Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group



David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group



Stéphanie YON-COURTIN MEP, Renew Group/France, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Katarina KONECNA MEP, GUE/Czechia, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Daniela BANKIER, Head of Unit, DG JUST, European Commission

Monique GOYENS, Managing Director, BEUC

Solenne LEPAGE, Deputy CEO French Banking Federation

Georg HUBER, Head of Office, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)

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The Kangaroo Group aisbl
Rue Wiertz 11

tel: 0032 2 280 60 95

fax: 0032 2 280 07 84

email: office@kangaroogroup.eu

internet: www.kangaroogroup.eu 

Event Programme 2020
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