Next Events

 

VIRTUAL– DEBATE Wednesday, 3 February 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00 hrs

 

“Ensuring a robust and secure supply chain of pharmaceuticals in Europe ”

 

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Jan HUITEMA MEP, Renew Europe Group/Netherlands, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Sylvain GIRAUD, Head of Unit, Unit B4-Medical Products, DG Santé

John DRUMMOND, Head of Division, Trade in Services, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD

Elke GROOTEN, Head EU Relations, Novartis Group

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VIRTUAL– DEBATE Wednesday, 27 January 2021 a Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“The European Pharmaceutical Strategy – enabling patient access to gene therapy innovation’?”

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Claudia GAMON MEP, Renew Europe/Austria, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Adam HUTCHINGS, Managing Director, DOLON

 

Other Speakers to be confirmed

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

A briefing by ESMA – Trends, Vulnerabilities and Risks in the EU Capital Markets

 

Welcome: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction: Markus FERBER MEP, Chair, Kangaroo Groups Financial Services WP Keynote

 

Speaker: Steffen KERN, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, (ESAMA), Paris

 

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Viewpoints:

Jonas FERNÀNDEZ MEP, S&D/Spain, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Sven GIEGOLD MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Chiara SANDON, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA, Brussels

 

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Event Programme

of the Kangaroo Group 2020

 

 

15 January 1st STRASBOURG LUNCH, “One Health without Borders: When the Pharmaceutical Industry speaks as one to protect humans, animals and the environment”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Roxane Feller, SG of AnimalHealthEurope, Nathalie Moll, SG of EFPIA,

 

21 January WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, Lunch Debate, “Is the Basel agreement compatible with strengthened financing of the European economy?”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Speakers: Othmar Karas MEP, Nathalie Berger DG Fisma, Benoir de la Chapelle Bizot, CEO French Banking Federation, Volker Heegemann, BVR, Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, ECB

 

28 January WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, “EU & NATO complementarity sharing the burden together”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP President of the Kangaroo Group, Speaker: Bernhard Brenner, Executive VP, Marketing and Sales, Airbus, Radoslaw Sikorski MEP

 

29 January WG on Health Issues, Lunch Debate, “EU Industrial Policy: Challenges and

Opportunities for the new mandate”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of

the Kangaroo Group, Keynote Speaker: Gwenole Cozigou, Acting Director General, DG Grow, Statements: Cristian Busoi MEP, Katalin Cseh MEP, Marc-Antoine Lucchini, Sanofi, Dr. Gerd Kraeh, Eli Lilly/vfa

 

12 February 2nd STRASBOURG LUNCH, “21st century policy for 21st century science: enabling biotech solutions for a healthy, sustainable future”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Andrius Kubilius MEP, Juozas Olekas MEP, Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Secretary General EuropaBio, Martina Heimlinger, University of Vienna

 

18 February WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, “Military Erasmus: An enabler for further Defence Cooperation”, Chair: Niclas Herbst MEP, Introduction: Emmanuel Jacob, Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Dirk Dubois, Head of European Security and Defence College, Harald Gell, Chairman Military Erasmus Implementation Group, European Security and Defence College, Symeon Zambas, Training Manager, European Security and Defence College

 

 

19 February 151st Kangaroo Group Board Meeting

 

 

3 June online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “Amending the bank prudential rules to sustain the EU economy”, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Othmar Karas MEP, Jonas Fernandez MEP, Nathalie Berger DG Fisma, Georg Huber, DSGV, Benjamin Quatre, French Banking Federation

 

9 June online-Debate, Cyber Talk, “How to drive investment in Europe for data storage infrastructure”, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Axel Voss MEP, Pierre Chastanet, DG Connect, Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Executive Director, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary General Digital SME Alliance

 

 

16 June 152nd Kangaroo Group Board, online-Meeting

 

 

23 June online-Debate, WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, , ”Covid Crisis: Strengthening leadership through recovery and green innovation”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Christian Ehler MEP, Jean-Marie Paquet, Director-General DG Research, Stephane Cueille, CTO Safran, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Clean Sky JU

 

2 September online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “The revised MiFID II regime – targeted or full revision?”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Tilman Lueder, DG Fisma, Georg Huber, DSGV, Benjamin Quatre, FBF, Andreas Stepnitzka, EFAMA

 

8 September online-Debate, “Is EU4Health the solution for public health emergencies?”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP President of the Kangaroo Group, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Introduction: Dr. Steven Chatfield, Emergent, Speakers: Matthew Hudson, Director, DG Sante, Dr. Karsten Falk, Competence Center EU Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Johanniter International, Levent Altan, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

 

 

23 September 153rd Kangaroo Group Board, online Meeting,

 

 

30 September Annual General Assembly, online

 

 

21 October online-Debate, “Lifestyle choices and beating Cancer”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Deirdre Clune MEP, Tomislav Sokol MEP, Dr. David Nutt, Imperial College London

 

27 October online-Debate, Cyber Talk, “Mighty creature or a phenomenal technology? Demystifying Artificial Intelligence”, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Introduction: Ingo Hoffmann, International Group of Experts on AI (G2IA), Speakers: Damian Boeselager MEP, Lucilla Sioli, Director DG Connect, George Sharkov, Member of EU AI High Level Expert Group & Senior Expert Digital SME Alliance

 

28 October online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “Revising Solvency II to unleash investments for Europe’s Recovery”, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Member of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Markus Ferber MEP, Didier Millerot DG Fisma, Fabio Marchetti Generali, Olav Jones, InsuranceEurope, Special Guest: Karel van Hulle, Goethe University and Member of IOPA

 

24 November online Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “A Briefing by the European Central Bank”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Moderator: David Doyle, Member of the Kangaroo Group, Speaker: Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank, Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director, ECB, Sven Giegold MEP, Francis Fitzgerald MEP

 

1 December online-Debate, “Plastic waste and advanced recycling”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Opening Statement: Philippe Ducom, President Europe ExxonMobil, Seaker: Kestutis Sadaukas, Director, DG Envi,

 

8 December online Debate, “Disaster Preparedness – is “rescEU” up to the challenge?”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Nicolae Stefanuta MEP, Hans Das, Director DG Echo, Dr Karsten Falk, Johanniter International, Steve Chatfield Emergent,

 

9 December online Debate, “How to prepare for the next pandemic”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Christophe Grudler MEP, Didier Millerot, DG Fisma, Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman EIOPA, Thanos Moulovasilis, Head of Life and Health Insurance, Generali

 

16 December online Debate, “Beating Covid – Beating Cancer”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Keynote Speaker: Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas, Statements: Peter Liese MEP, Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Marion Koopmans, Head of Viroscience a the Erasmus University Medical Center, Member of the Commission’s Advisory Panel on COVID-19, Jindrich Voboril, Head of the Institute for Rational Drug Policies and former Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator

 

Event Programme 2020
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Recent Events

 

 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 from 12.45 to 14:15 hrs

 

“Beating Covid - Beating Cancer”

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speaker:

Margaritis SCHINAS, Vice-President of the European Commission -Beating Covid and Beating Cancer-

 

Statements:

Peter LIESE MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer -What’s at stake for the EU and its citizens

Andrea AMMON, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control -A new role for the ECDC in fighting cross-border health threats?

Marion KOOPMANS, Head of Viroscience at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Member of the Commission’s Advisory Panel on COVID-19 -The critical factors in beating COVID-19 Jindrich VOBORIL, Head of the Institute for Rational Drug Policies and former Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator, -Lifestyles, addiction and beating cancer

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 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 from 14:30 to 16:00 hrs

 

“Creating a European response to address the next pandemic: are Public-Private partnerships the solution?”

 

Welcome: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Christophe GRUDLER MEP, Renew/France, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Didier MILLEROT, Head of Unit, Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA

Gabriel BERNARDINO, Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Thanos MOULOVASILIS, Group Head of Life and Health Insurance, Generali

 

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 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 a Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Disaster preparedness – is “rescEU” up to the challenge?”

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Nicolae STEFANUTA MEP, Renew/Romania, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the US, Member of the Committee on Budgets and Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

 

Hans DAS, Director, DG ECHO Dr.

 

Steve CHATFIELD, Independent Consultant on Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Author of the European Parliament Expert Report on “Member States’ Preparedness for CBRN Threats”

 

Dr. Karsten FALK, Johanniter International

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SAVE-the-DATE

VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs 

 

“Plastics as an enabler for the Green Deal – The role of recycling technologies in a circular economy“

 

Welcome: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group, tbc 

 

Opening Statement: Philippe DUCOM, President of ExxonMobil Europe 

 

Other Speakers to be announced

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Edouard FERNANDEZ-BOLLO, Member of the Supervisory Board, The European Central Bank

Fiona van ECHELPOEL, Deputy Director, General Market Infrastructure and Payments, The European Central Bank

Sven GIEGOLD MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Frances FITZGERALD MEP, European Peoples Party, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs  

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Revising Solvency II to unleash investments for Europe’s Recovery“

 

Chair: Markus FERBER MEP, Chair of the KG Financial Services Working Group

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Markus FERBER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Coordinator

Didier MILLEROT, Head, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, DG FISMA

Fabio MARCHETTI, Group Head of International Affairs, Generali

Olav JONES, Deputy Director-General, InsuranceEurope

Special Guest: Prof. Karel VAN HULLE , Goethe University (Frankfurt), Member of the EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group and former EC Head of Insurance & Pensions 

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ONLINE - CYBER TALK

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 16:30 -18:00 hrs

 

“Mighty creature or a phenomenal technology? Demystifying Artificial Intelligence”

 

Moderator:

➢ Christoph RAAB, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

➢ Ingo HOFFMANN, International Group of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (G2IA)

 

Speakers:

➢ Damian BOESELAGER MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/Germany, Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

➢ Lucilla SIOLI, Director – Dir A Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

Lifestyle Choices and beating Cancer”

 

The ‘EU’s Beating Cancer Plan’ is a flagship project of the von der Leyen Commission. Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer but it is estimated that over 40% of these cases are preventable. Healthy lifestyles will play a vital role in preventing the preventable and reducing the harm caused by alcohol, tobacco and obesity. How can citizens be encouraged to choose healthier options?

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

Dr. David NUTT, Imperial College, London

 

Speakers:

Deirdre CLUNE MEP, EPP/Ireland, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer

Tomislav SOKOL MEP, EPP/Croatia, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer

 

Agenda
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ONLINE - BRUSSELS DEBATE 

 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 an online-Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

 “Is EU4Health the solution for public health emergencies ?“

 

Speakers:

Cristian-Silviu BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Matthew HUDSON, Director for Resource Management and better Regulation, DG SANTE

Dr. Steven CHATFIELD, Independent Consultant on Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Author of the European Parliament Expert Report on ‘Member States’ Preparedness for CBRN Threats 

Dr. Karsten FALK, Competence Center EU Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Johanniter International

Levent ALTAN, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs  

 

“The Revised MiFID II regime - targeted or full revision?”

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair, KG Financial Services Working Group

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

Speakers:

Markus FERBER MEP, ECON member and Rapporteur on MiFID II/MiFID

Tilman LUEDER, Head, DG FISMA, Securities Markets Unit, European Commission

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

Benjamin QUATRE, Director in charge of European and International Public Affairs and Export Finance, French Banking Federation (FBF)

Andreas STEPNITZKA, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)  

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>>>>>>   Update   >>>>>>>

 

Dear Friend of the Kangaroo Group,
 
Unfortunately, the online debate foreseen Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 13.00 hrs has had to be deferred.

We will inform you as soon as we have a new date.
 
Many thanks for your understanding and kind regards,
 
Josepha von Metternich
(Director, Kangaroo Group, Brussels  

 

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

 

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“Programme and Priorities of the HR”

 

Welcome and Introduction:

➢ Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote-Speaker:

➢ Pedro SERRANO, Head of Cabinet of the High-Representative Josep Borrell  

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ONLINE - DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 from 16:30 until 18:00 hrs

 

“COVID crisis: Strengthening leadership through recovery and green innovation”

 

Welcome and Introduction:

➢ Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

➢ Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director-General, DG for Research and Innovation

 

➢ Christian EHLER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

 

➢ Stéphane CUEILLE, CTO Safran and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Clean Sky JU  

VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 23 June 2020 from 08:00 to 09:30 hrs

 

“Priorities of the German EU Presidency – an overview by the German Ambassador”

 

Chair and Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Guest Speaker:

H.E. Michael CLAUSS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Federal Republik of Germany to the European Union

 

Concluding remarks:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chairman of the WG on Financial Services of the Kangaroo Group

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ONLINE - CYBER TALK

 

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 at 14:30 -16.00 hrs

 

“How to drive investment in Europe for data storage infrastructure”

 

There is a distinct feeling that the European economy keeps losing out on digital opportunities. A regular argument in the debate is a lack of a level-playing field, in particular for SMEs. In terms of digital data, two models have emerged so far: the US model which is purely market driven on the one hand, and the Chinese model where data is state-controlled. Recently, the European Commission has picked up the challenge and presented a double strategy, the European Data Strategy and another one on artificial intelligence. Commissioner Thierry Breton insists that Europe has the largest industry sector in the world and therefore, should become the global leader when it comes to industrial digital data.

The big question behind these two initiatives is: Can Europe establish a third model, one that is more citizen-centred and still providing a substantial contribution to the European economy? What could be innovative ways to use data, while keeping citizens’ rights in mind and what role can European legislation play in this context? Axel Voss as the rapporteur for the report on liability for Artificial Intelligence and in charge for the EPP Group of the topic of “digital sovereignty” will discuss jointly with Pierre Chastanet from DG Connect, Rafael Laguna from the German Federal agency for Disruptive Innovation and Sebastiano Toffaletti from the Digital SME Alliance from different angles about these issues.

 

Moderator:

➢ Christoph RAAB, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introductory Statement:

➢ Pierre CHASTANET, Head of Unit, “Cloud & Software”, DG Connect, European Commission

 

Speakers:

➢ Axel VOSS MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Coordinator

➢ Rafael LAGUNA DE LA VERA, Executive Director, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, Germany

➢ Sebastiano TOFFALETTI, Secretary General, DIGITAL SME Alliance

 

 

Agenda
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Brussels/Strasbourg, 3/3/2020

 

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Due to the Parliament decision to cancel all events during the next 3 weeks because of the risk of the outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19, we need to inform you that the Kangaroo Group's lunch debate in Strasbourg has to be cancelled.

We try to find a new date for this topic and will inform you in time.

We regret it very much and hope to see you again once the restrictions are over.

Kind regards,
 
Michael Gahler,

President

 

Josepha von Metternich,

Director/Secretary General                  

                                                                   


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Due to unexpected reasons, we have to CANCEL our next Brussels lunch debate taking place on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 13:00 hrs in the European Parliament, Salon/Restaurant des Députés.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to see you at a future lunch debate of the Kangaroo Group.

LUNCH - DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“Military Erasmus: An enabler for further Defence cooperation“

 

Welcome and Chair:

Niclas HERBST MEP, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

Emmanuel JACOB, Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Dirk DUBOIS, Head of the European Security and Defence College

Col Harald GELL, Chairman for the “Military Erasmus” Implementation Group, European Security and Defence College

Symeon ZAMBAS, Military Training Manager, European Security and Defence College

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2nd Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 13.15 hrs

 

“21st century policy for 21st century science: enabling

biotech solutions for a healthy, sustainable future”

 

Speakers:

Andrius KUBILIUS MEP, EPP/Lithuania, Member of the Committee on Industry, research and Energy, tbc

Juozas OLEKAS MEP, S&D/Lithuania, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, tbc

Joanna DUPONT-INGLIS,Secretary-General, EuropaBio

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Working Group HEALTH

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“EU Industrial Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for the new mandate”

 

Speakers:

Cristian Silviu BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Industry

Timo PESONEN, Director General, DG GROW

Marc-Antoine LUCCHINI, Senior Vice-President, Head of Primary Care Europe and Coordinator, Sanofi Europe

Dr. Gerd KRAEH, Senior Director Government Affairs/ Lilly Deutschland GmbH and Committee Chair for International and European Affairs of the German Association for Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“EU & NATO complementarity – sharing the burden together“

 

Speakers:

Bernhard BRENNER, Executive VP for Marketing and Sales, Airbus

Radoslaw SIKORSKI MEP, EPP/Poland, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

 “Is the Basel agreement compatible with strengthened financing of the European economy?”

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair of the Working Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Othmar KARAS MEP, EPP/Austria, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Nathalie BERGER, DG Fisma, European Commission

Benoit DE LA CHAPELLE BIZOT, CEO, French Banking Federation

Volker HEEGEMANN, Delegate for EU Affairs, National Association of German Co-operative Banks (BVR)

Edouard FERNANDEZ-BOLLO, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank, tbc

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1st Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 13.15 hrs

 

“One Health without borders: when the pharmaceutical

industry speaks as one to protect humans, animals and

the environment”  

 

Speakers:

Roxane FELLER, Secretary General, AnimalhealthEurope

Nathalie MOLL, Secretary General, EFPIA 

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10th Strasbourg Lunch,

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Beyond the Common Agricultural Policy: Why do we need a

Common Food Policy?

Integrating the EU Green Deal in Agriculture, Food and Health"

 

Keynote Speech:

Tugomir MAJDAK, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Croatia

 

Statements:

Norbert LINS MEP, EPP/Germany, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Paolo DE CASTRO MEP, S&D/Italy, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Sabine JÜLICHER, Director, DG Sante

 

Conclusions:

Herbert DORFMANN MEP, EPP/Italy, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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Agenda
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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

“What to expect on Cross-Sectoral Cyber Resilience in the first 100 days?”

 

Speakers:

Olivier NAUTET, BNPP, Head of IT Risk Management

Sabrina FENG, Chief Technology Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group 

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group 

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LUNCH - DEBATE Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The European Aviation Network: an In-Flight Digital Aviation Service designed for growth”

 

Speakers:

Alain ALEXIS, Head of Unit, DG GROW

Eric PLANTAZ, Regional Vice President Europe, Inmarsat

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9th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Working towards the UN Sustainable-Development Goals – the way forward for the EU”

 

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“European Defence: challenges ahead”

 

Speakers:

Frédéric MAURO, Expert, Cabinet d’Avocat

Edouard SIMON, Researcher, Think Tank “Confrontations”

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Challenges and Opportunities of implementing the EU Taxonomy regime”

 

Speakers:

Lee CLEMENTS, FTSE Russell Director, SRI Research

Aleksandra PALINSKA, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Promoting growth, stability and integration – Priorities for the EU financial services agenda in 2019-2024”

 

Speakers:

Jonas FERNANDEZ MEP, S&D/Spain, Member of the ECON-Committee, Coordinator

Mario NAVA, DG FISMA, Director Horizontal Policies

Pablo PORTUGAL, Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

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8th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Driving the Energy Transition: The key role for Industry".

 

Speaker:

Philippe DUCOM, President ExxonMobil Europe

Statement will be presented by Adina VALEAN MEP, EPP/Romania, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Other Speakers to be confirmed.

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7th Kangaroo Group - Strasbourg Lunch 2019 taking place on
 
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 13:15 hrs in the European Parliament Strasbourg.

"ENVI Committee Priorities in the new Legislature".

Please note the change of room:
 
European Parliament in STRASBOURG,
Louise Weiss Building (LOW),
Room C3.1 (Zone Canal, above the Bar des Députés)


Speakers:

Peter LIESE MEP, EPP/Germany,

Daniel CALLEJA CRESPO, Director General, DG Environment

Dr. Horst HEITZ, SME Connect / Chair of the European Steering Board 

 

 

Strasbourg Reception

Monday, 15 July 2019 at 18:00 hrs

 

“40 YEARS OF THE KANGAROO GROUP”

 

Guest Speaker: Günther OETTINGER, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources

 

Agenda
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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs

 

"Coherent approach to the implementation of the EU defence initiatives"

 

Keynote Speech:

Jorge DOMECQ, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency

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6th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 3 Juli 2019

 

“The European Parliament after the Elections – what is the Challenge ?”

 

An Analysis and Report by:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

A contribution from the Industry:

Elizabeth KUIPER, Executive Director Public Affairs, EFPIA

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Kangaroo Group Reception

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 18:30 hrs

 

"40 Years of Kangaroo Group"

 

 

Invitation
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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Wednesday, 18 JUNE 2019 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Reviewing the mandate: EC's achievements and priorities going forward"

 

Moderator

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speech:

Jan CEYSSENS, Deputy Head of Cabinet of VP Dombrovskis

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5th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at 13:15 hrs

 

“Mutual recognition in the food sector and why it is

key to make the Single Market work”

 

Introduction: Massimo GUIDETTI, Director Regulatory Affairs & Product

Compliance EMEA, Herbalife Nutrition

 

Statements:

Ivan ŠTEFANEC MEP, EPP/Slovakia, Member of the Committee on the Internal

Market and Consumer Protection

Horst HEITZ, Secretary General, SME Connect

Peter LOOSEN, Chair of the Board of Food Supplements Europe

... read more

 

4th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at 13:15 hrs

 

“Brexit and beyond ……”

 

Statements:

Elmar BROK MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

Graham BISHOP, Vice Chairman - European Movement (UK), Board Member -

Kangaroo Group

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3rd Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at 13:15 hrs

 

“Bringing the Energy Union forward: What Strategy for the next 5 Years?”

 

Speakers:

Seb DANCE MEP, S&D/UK, Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Dominique RISTORI, Director-General, European Commission, DG ENER

Fabio MARCHETTI, SVP Head of European Government Affairs, ENI

... read more

LUNCH - DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“European Army, better chances without UK?”

 

Speaker:

Frédéric MAURO, Expert, Cabinet d’Avocat

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2nd Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 13 Febuary 2019 at 13:15 hrs

 

"Copyright in the Digital Market” 

 

Speaker:

Axel VOSS MEP, EPP/Germany, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs 

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1st Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at 13:00 hrs

 

"Clean Oceans – Green Cruising

or is it only about short time results?”

 

Introduction:

Tor Christian SLETNER, Vice-President European Government Affairs of CLIA Europe

Speaker:

Gesine MEISSNER MEP, ALDE/Germany, Member of the Committee on Transport and

Tourism

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12 th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 13:00 hrs

 

“The EU Budget - Transparency for All?”

 

Speakers:

Paul RÜBIG MEP, EPP/Austria, Member of the Committee on Budgets

Adam BARTHA, Director, EPICENTER

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Finalizing the EU bank prudential rules - a definitive cut”

 

Speakers:

Peter SIMON MEP, S&D/Germany, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Sebastijan HROVATIN, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG FISMA

Benjamin QUATRE, Director in charge of European & International Public Affairs, French Banking Federation

Dr. Holger MIELK, Head of Legal Department, National Association of German
Co-operative Banks – BVR

Max WEBER, Partner, EY, Frankfurt

... read more

Working Group on Scace, Security and Defence, Breakfast Debate

 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs

 

"Building the Case for a DG Defence & Aerospace?"

 

Speakers:

Michel TROUBETZKOY, Senior Adviser, AVISA

Paul WEISSENBERG, Deputy Director General, European Commission ret.

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Working Group on Space, Security & Defence

 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at 13:00 hrs

 

 “Do we need a European Ombudsman for soldiers in CSDP missions?” 

 

Speakers:

Dr. Hans-Peter BARTELS, Wehrbeauftragter des Deutschen Bundestages

Reinier van ZUTPHEN, National Ombudsman of the Netherlands Michel

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11th Lunch in Strasburg

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 13.15 hrs

 

 

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10th Lunch in Strasburg

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Climate Diplomacy"

 

Speaker:

Arne LIETZ MEP, S&D/Germany, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES,

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“ESA review: Can European supervision of financial activities be improved”

 

Speakers:

Pervenche BERES MEP, S&D/France, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Ms Claude BOCQUERAZ, Policy officer in Unit 01 - Financial services policy and international affairs - DG FISMA, European Commission

Georg HUBER, Head of the Representation to the EU, German Savingsbanks (DGSV)

Olivier MITTELETTE, Director for Investment Banking, French Banking Federation (FBF)

...read more

9th Lunch in Strasburg

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Cybersecurity - European Approach"

 

Introduction:

Christoph RAAB, European Security Round Table (ESRT), Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speaker:

Angelika NIEBLER MEP, EPP/Germany, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“How to solve the NPL issue in Europe?” 

 

Speaker:

Roberto GUALTIERI MEP, S&D/Italia, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Statements:

Vanessa KOCH, Policy Officer, Austrian Ministry of Finance

Benjamin QUATRE, Director in charge of European and International Public Affairs and Export Finance, French Banking Federation

Georg HUBER, Head of the Representation to the EU, German Savingsbanks (DGSV)

... read more

Working Group on Space, Security and Defence

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 from 13:00 until 14.30 hrs

 

"European Defence Fund - Challenges and Chances"

 

Speakers:

Filomena CHIRICO, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

Michael LANGER, VP, Head of Representation, Diehl Stiftung & Co.

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8th Lunch in Strasburg

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Gas Outlook for Europe”

 

Keynote Speech:

Jerzy BUZEK, EPP/Poland, Chair of the Committee on Energy, Research and Industry

 

Speaker:

Rutger HUIJGENS, BP, European Government Affairs

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Conference on European Defence

“Combining Strategic Autonomy and Collective Defence”

 

on Thursday, 5 July 2018 in Strasbourg

 

The Kangaroo Group has the aim to accompany and to foster the further development of a Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, oriented on the broad approach of the European Security Strategy. This subject will be of special importance in the discussion about the future Europe of the 27.

 

We are planning a Conference about “Combining Strategic Autonomy and Collective Defence” on Thursday, 5 July 2018 in Strasbourg. The Conference will be organised in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Eurocorps. Two Panels are foreseen to take place in the European Parliament followed by a Transfer to the premises of the Eurocorps where a third Panel is planned.

 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 from 14:00 to 15:30 hrs

 

“Organised Crime and Excise Fraud – The Illicit Cigarette Market in the EU”

 

Speakers:

Cathy HAENLEIN, Senior Research Fellow, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

Charlie SIMPSON, Partner, KPMG Global Strategy Group

 

Statements:

Howard PUGH, Senior Specialist, Operations Department, EUROPOL

... read more

Programme Conference on European Defence Strasbourg 2018
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7th Lunch in Strasbourg

Wednesday, 4 July 2018 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Science and Innovation as a EU policy principle for

the consumer benefit”  

 

Speakers:
Paul RÜBIG MEP, EPP/Austria, Member of the STOA Committee
Pawel SWIEBODA, Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)

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Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Sustainable Finance - What role for the Investment Chain?”

 

Moderator and Introduction:

David DOYLE, Member of the Kangaroo Group

Speakers:

Molly SCOTT-CATO MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/UK, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Sirpa PIETIKAINEN MEP, EPP/Finland, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Paul TANG MEP, S&D/Netherlands, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Martin SPOLC, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Mike EVERETT, Director, Governance & Stewardship, Standard Life Aberdeen, Edinburgh

Carey EVANS, Director, Global Public Policy, BlackRock

... read more

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“Common Security and Defence Policy - current state of play”

 

Speaker:

Dr. Alexander KMENTT, Austrian Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the EU Political and Security Committee

Statement:

 

Paul RÜBIG MEP, EPP/Austria, Member of the Committees on Budgets and on Industry, Research and Energy

... read more

6th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 13:15 hrs

 

"No Single Market without Enforcement of EU Legislation on Goods"

 

 

Speakers:

Joaquim NUNES DE ALMEIDA, Director, responsible for Single Market Policy, Regulation and Implementation, DG GROW

 

François CLEMENT-GRANDCOURT, General Manager, Lighter Division BIC

 

Arnaud CHATIN, Head of EU Representation Office, Michelin Europe

... read  more

5th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 13:15 hrs

 

 

"Digital Criminal investigations and international cooperation”

 

Speakers:

Alexandra JOURS-SCHROEDER, Director, Dir B-Criminal Justice, DG JUST

Prof. Dr. Vanessa FRANSSEN, Affiliated Senior Researcher KU Leuven

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WG FINANCIAL SERVECES

Thursday, 17 May 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

"Will the green supporting factor enable finance to fight climate change?"

 

Speakers:

Pervenche BERÈS MEP, S&D/France, Member of the Committee on Economic and

Monetary Affairs

Bertrand LUSSIGNY, Director for Prudential, Regulatory & Accounting affairs,

French Banking Federation

Arnaud BERGER, Director, Prospective, Green Economy and CSR, BPCE Group

Gianluca MANCA, Head of Sustainability, Eurizon Capital SGR SpA - Intesa San

Paolo

... read more

Energy Debate

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 hrs

 

"Energy and Space Synergies"

 

Speaker:

Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The Eurocorps as an instrument for the

Common Security and Defence Policy”

 

Speaker:

Lieutenant General Jürgen WEIGT, Commanding General EUROCORPS

...read more

4th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at 13:15 hrs

 

"What budget for which European ambition?"

 

Speakers:

Jan OLBRYCHT, PPE/Poland, Member of the Committee on Budgets,

Co-Rapporteur on MFF

Vincent MAGES, Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, Air Liquide

Hydrogen Company

... read more

ENERGY DEBATE

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

“Liberalisation of the Ukrainian Gas market: Challenges and Opportunities”

 

Speakers:

Andriy KOBOLYEV, CEO, Naftogaz

Hadi HALLOUCHE, Head of Trafigura’s LNG Sector

EC Representative, tbc

... read more

LUNCH – DEBATE

organised jointly with EUROMIL

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

PESCO: Relaunching the SAFE Concept”

 

Speakers:

Bernd-Ulrich VON WEGERER, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

Martina HOJKA, Lt.Col., Medical Advisor/Action Officer, EUMS/EEAS

... read more

3rd Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 14 March 2018  at 13.15 hrs

 

“The European Defence Industry: Is Competitiveness the key to EU strategic Autonomy?”

 

Speaker:

Stéphane ABRIAL, Senior Executive Vice President, Safran

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LUNCH - DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“NATO-EU Co-operation: Beginning of a New Era?”

 

Speaker:

Ambassador Jiri SEDIVY, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to NATO

 

Statement:

Ioan Mircea PASCU MEP, S&D/Romania, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence

... read more

LUNCH DEBATE - Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Speaker:

David WARREN, Chief Executive Office, London Stock Exchange Group 

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2nd Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 7 February 2018  at 13.15 hrs

 

"New Developments in the Brexit Negotiations"

... read more

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 18:30 hrs

 

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception
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1st Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at 13:15 hrs

 

"The Evolving Security Threats: How do we Respond"

 

Speaker:

Julian KING, Commissioner on Security Union

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Brussels Lunch Debate

 

"Is there a Role for Self-Regulation in Regulatory Risk Management?"

 

Speakers:

Jim ROMINE, Head of the Research Institute For Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
Andreas SCHWAB MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

... read more

Kangaroo Group Annual Programme 2017
Kangaroo Group - Progamme 2017-final.pdf
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12th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 13. December 2017

 

“Modernizing Industrial Policy for an

improvement of the Internal Market”

 

Speaker:

René VAN SLOTEN, Executive Director Industrial Policy, Cefic

Statement:

Andreas SCHWAB MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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LUNCH – DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

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Working Group on SPACE, 

SECURITY & DEFENCE

BREAKFAST - DEBATE, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs

 

“Future of the external Security and Defence in the EU context, from a French perspective”

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

LUNCH – DEBATE, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The Role of EDA in European Defence Cooperation”

 

Speaker:

Jorge DOMECQ, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA)

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11th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Excise fraud and the links to organised

crime and terrorism"

 

Speaker: Dr Andrew Glazzard, OBE, Director for National Security and Resilience Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

 

Statements:

Inge GRÄSSLE MEP, EPP/Germany, Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control

Ana GOMES MEP, S&D/Portugal, Member of the Special Committee on Terrorism

Howard PUGH, Senior Specialist, Operations Department, EUROPOL

... read more

10th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“EIB’s Contribution to the Security and Defence Union”

 

Key-Note Speaker:

Dr. Gunnar MUENDT, Director for Innovation & Competiveness, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 hrs

 

"Inward pension fund investment the EU – an attractive prospect?"

 

... read more

9th Strabourg Lunch

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Exchange of views on Proposals by Juncker, Macron and May"

... read more

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

"The EU Defence Fund - An Industry View"

 

Speaker:

Dr. Thomas Weise, Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie, (BDSV)

... read more

8th Lunch in Strasbourg

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“What Challenges for the 2018 Budget?”

 

Speaker:

 

Siegfried MURESAN, EPP/Romania, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets

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Some Impressions of the Cocktail Reception after the Kangaroo Groups General Assembly on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

 

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The Defence Package of the European Commission”

 

Speaker:

Mihnea Ioan MOTOC, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Center - responsible for Defence and Security

7th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Securing science-based regulation

for a better functioning of the Internal Market”

 

Speakers:

Julie GIRLING MEP, ECR/United Kingdom

Dr. Cristian Silviu BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania

Richard MEADS, European Risk Forum

Helmut GREIM, Director of the Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene, Technische Universität München  

... read more

6th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“The future relationship between EU 27, the

United Kingdom and the USA”

 

Open discussion

 

... read more

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“EU Bank Prudential Rules - Proportionality for smaller Banks”

 

Statements:

Peter SIMON MEP, S&D/Germany, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Georg HUBER, Head of the Representation to the EU, Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband

Federico CORNELLI, Head of European Regulatory Affairs, Italian Bank Association (ABI)

Max WEBER, CRDV Expert, Ernst & Young

Thomas OLIVIER, Public Affairs Adviser, European Banking Federation

... read more

ENERGY DEBATE

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 08:00 to 09:30 hrs

 

“Smart Metering for Smart Communities –

The Energy Union and municipal utilities”

 

 

Speakers:

Norbert LINS MEP, Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, European Parliament

Manuel SANCHEZ JIMENEZ, Policy Officer-Senior Officer for Smart Grids, DG ENER

Nicola POCHETTINO, Head of Division Electricity Networks, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Frank GUTZEIT, President of the Division Board DIEHL METERING, Member of the Executive Board DIEHL

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The European Defence Fund”

 

Speaker:

Fabrice COMPTOUR, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska

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5th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“France after the presidential Election”

 

Speaker:

Alain LAMASSOURE MEP, EPP/France

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Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Reviewing the CMU – Injecting more funds into the EU economy”

... read more

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Revising the EU Resolution Regime"

 

Statements:

  • Emiliano TORNESE, Deputy Head of Unit, Dir E-Financial system surveillance and crisis management, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, French Banking Federation, Brussels
  • Mario DELGADO ALFARO, Partner, Financial Risk and Regulation, Ernst & Young, Madrid
  • Pedro CADARSO, Inspector de entidades de crédito, Spanish Banking Association, Madrid

... read more

Working Group on Consumers Goods

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 8:00 hrs to 9:30 hrs

 

"Food Waste"

 

Speakers:

  • Simona BONAFE MEP, S&D/Italia, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, tbc

  • Biljana BORZAN MEP, S&D/Croatia, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, tbc

  • Marco VALLETTA, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

  • Mella FREWEN, Director General, FoodDrink Europe

... read more

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“European Security and Defence after the Brexit”

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4th Strasbourg Lunch

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“The EU-Training Mission in the Central African

Republic: A necessary mission in a suffering

country”

 

Speaker:

Major General Eric HAUTECLOQUE-RAYSZ, Deputy-Commander of the Eurocorps, Strasbourg

Agenda
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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, Tuesday, 21 March 2017

3rd Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Trade: How Europe can deliver”

 

Speaker:

Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Commissioner for Trade

 

 

Statements:

 

Bernd LANGE MEP, S&D/Germany, Chairman of the Committee on International Trade

Artis PABRIKS MEP, EPP/Latvia, Member of the Committee on International Trade

2nd Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“The Future of EU Trade Defence”

 

Speakers:

  • Godelieve QUISTHOUDT-ROWOHL, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on International Trade

  • Wolfgang MUELLER, Head of Unit, DG Trade

  • Mark SCIRIHA, Senior Policy Officer, Maltese Presidency

  • Stefan GRÜNHAGE, Chairman foreign trade and statistics committee, German Steel Federation (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl)

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Clearing of euro derivatives after Brexit - a fatal blow to the City of London?”

 

Introduction:

Graham BISHOP, Bonds/Bill Expert Group and Specialist in European Integration

 

Statement:

Danuta Maria HÜBNER MEP, EPP/POLAND, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

 

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The Future of European Defence”

 

Speaker:

  • Giles MERRITT, Founder and Chairman of “Friends of Europe”

...read more

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“The future EU regulatory focus for retail investment policy”

 

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, The Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

  • Niall BOHAN, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Nathalie BERGER, Head of Unit, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Guillaume PRACHE, Managing Director, Better Finance - The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, Brussels

  • Benoît LALLEMAND, Acting Secretary General, Finance Watch, Brussels

... see photos

Agenda
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 18:30 hrs, Bar Pepete & Ronron, Rue Froissart, 1 - 1040 Brussels

 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

We would like to thank all our friends of the Kangaroo Group

 

Agenda
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1st Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 13.15 hrs

 

“Upcoming Legislation on Endocrine Disruptors: Its potential impact

on the functioning of the Internal Market”

 

Speakers:

Christian BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Julie GIRLING MEP, ECR/UK, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Dr. Andy ADAMS, Global Public and Governmental Affairs, Bayer Crop Science

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Kangaroo Group Annual Programme 2017
Kangaroo Group - Progamme 2017-final.pdf
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Events 2016

 

Annual Programme 2016
Annual_Programme_2016_final.pdf
PDF-Dokument [291.3 KB]

12th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 13.15 hrs

REACH and Better Regulation - The case of Essential Oils

 

Speakers:

Mehdi HOCINE, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Grow

Michael CARLOS, Chairman of the Board, IFRA

... read more

Agenda
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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Tuesday, 8 December 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

Room: Members Restaurant – Salon privé

European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

 

“Completing the reform of the EU banking regulatory space”

 

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, The Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

  • Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Banking Regulation & Supervision Unit, DG FISMA,
    European Commission

  • Emiliano TORNESE, Deputy Head of Resolution and crisis management unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

  • Francesca CARLESI Global Head of Group Regulatory Affairs Deutsche Bank AG London

  • Johanneke WEITJENS, Manager, Public and government affairs, ING Group, Amsterdam

  • Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF), Brussels

 

Agenda
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016 from 08:00 to 09:30 hrs

Room: Restaurant des Députés, Salon Privé

European Parliament, Brussels

 

“The Future of the single regulatory system of medicines: Towards better harmonization or increased fragmentation?
 

Welcome and Chair: Karl von WOGAU, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

  • Dennis HORGAN, Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM)
  • Annika NOWAK, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
  • Nathalie Moll, Secretary-General, EuropaBio
Agenda
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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, Tuesday, 6 December 2016 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

Room: European Parliament, Salon Privé, Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels

 

“The future European Defence Research Programme”

 

Introduction:

  • Karl von WOGAU, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group

Speakers:

  • Sylvia KAINZ-HUBER, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Grow

  • Brigadier General Franz PFRENGLE, Eurocorps, Strasbourg

Agenda
WGSSD_20161206.pdf
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Programme of the Kangaroo Group 2016

Kangaroogroup Programme 2016
Kangaroo Group - Progamme 2016.pdf
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11th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 23 November 2016

 

“Improving Patients' Access to Medicines: What role

for the European Parliament?”

 

Speakers:

Andrey KOVATCHEV MEP, EPP/Bulgaria, Quaestor of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

 

Karin KADENBACH MEP, S&D/Austria, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

 

Alexander NATZ, Secretary-General, Eucope

 

Yann LE CAM, CEO, EURODIS / Valentina BOTTARELLI, Public Affairs Director, EURODIS

 

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

Internal Security Tasks for Military Forces: Has Europe a Role to Play?”

 

Commander Derek PRIESTLEY, Deputy General Secretary of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO), Ireland

Agenda
WGSSD_20161108.pdf
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10th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 26 October 2016

 

“Current Issues of EU Financial Services Regulation”

 

Speakers:

Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice-President of the Commission

Burkhard, BALZ, MEP

Markus FERBER, MEP

Sylvie GOULARD, MEP

Bryan Hayes, MEP

Agenda
LS10_20161026.pdf
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WG Health, Breakfast Debate, Wednesday, 12 October 2016

 

... is unfortunately canceled

WG Space, Security & Defence, Lunch Debate, Tuesday 11 October 2016 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

"European Foreign-, Security- and Defence Policy in the 21st Century - External Borders, Situation of the Refugees an the so-called Islamic State"

 

Speaker:

Alexander RADWAN, MdB

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Agenda
WGDEF_20161011.pdf
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9th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 13.15 hrs

"Revision of the CO2 Emissions Trading System-Preconditions to avoid Carbon Leakage from the perspective of the Steel Industry"

Speakers:

Jens GIESEKE, MEP

Jens TRAUPE, Salzgitter AG

Brussels Lunch Debate

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Transport Industry perspective on the Digital Single Market"

 

Speakers:

Günther OETTINGER, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Martin LUNDSTEDT, President and CEO, Volvo Group

Jean-Dominique SENARD, CEO and Managing General Partner, Michelin

8th Strasbourg Lunch, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at 13.15 hrs

 

"Geopolitics in Energy" - "Consequences of Brexit for energy companies"

 

Speaker:

 

Emmanuel HATON, Director, BP

WG Financial Services, Tuesday,6 September 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

“Reinforcing the stability of EU banks – Revisions to CRD IV/CRR”

 

Speakers:

Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Banking Regulation & Supervision Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Othmar KARAS MEP, Rapporteur, CRD IV/CRR, Econ Committee, European Parliament

Sylvie GOULARD MEP, ECON Committee, European Parliament

Søren DAHLGAARD, Head of Regulation and Group Systemic Risk., Nordea Bank, Copenhangen

Francesca CARLESI, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, Fédération bancaire française (FBF), Brussels

Agenda
WGFIN_20160906.pdf
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Lunch Debate, Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Next Events

VIRTUAL– DEBATE Wednesday, 3 February 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00 hrs

 

“Ensuring a robust and secure supply chain of pharmaceuticals in Europe ”

 

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Jan HUITEMA MEP, Renew Europe Group/Netherlands, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Sylvain GIRAUD, Head of Unit, Unit B4-Medical Products, DG Santé

John DRUMMOND, Head of Division, Trade in Services, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD

Elke GROOTEN, Head EU Relations, Novartis Group

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VIRTUAL– DEBATE Wednesday, 27 January 2021 a Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“The European Pharmaceutical Strategy – enabling patient access to gene therapy innovation’?”

 

Welcome and Chair: Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Claudia GAMON MEP, Renew Europe/Austria, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Adam HUTCHINGS, Managing Director, DOLON

 

Other Speakers to be confirmed

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Event Programme 2020
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Recent Publications

The City could find it cold in “Canada”

 

Discussion paper from Kangaroo Group Member Graham Bishop

 

New Year media reports suggest the UK Government thinks the EU27 is bluffing when chief negotiator Barnier states that UK-based banks will lose their “passports” to do business in the EU27. Instead, DexEU Secretary Davis has called for a “Canada plus plus plus” trade deal – implying that financial services will not find themselves at a disadvantage.

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Euro “clearing”: Liability and Location 

Discussion paper from Kangaroo Group Member Graham Bishop

"The key interest rate contracts cleared in the UK are more than 50 times UK GDP, and 10 times the Eurozone’s GDP. Put starkly: €117 trillion of euro derivatives may have to be supported by liquidity based on the ECB’s €0.011 trillion capital and that of National Central Banks."

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Euro “clearing”: Liability and Location


16 January 2017

This issue of `clearing’ is likely to come to a head quickly once Article 50 Notice of `intention to leave’ is served by the UK - as a direct consequence of the G20 commitment to ensure there are no more taxpayer-funded bailouts of EU financial institutions. Post Brexit, Eurozone Member States are likely to be very concerned about capital market activities denominated in euro that – in a crisis – could create liabilities for their taxpayers. At that stage, UK-based financial firms will not be subject to EU law and therefore outside the ECB’s ability to enforce any necessary managerial change – unless the UK agrees to surrender control to EU institutions. 

However, it is very disturbing to an outsider that, eight years after the Lehman crash, there are still good grounds for concern in a systemic crisis– especially flowing from the “clearing” of euro:

ESMA 2016 stress test “A CM defaulting in one CCP would also be considered to be in default in all CCPs, in which it is a member, leading to more than 25 CM defaulting EU-wide…” 

The Commission’s December 2016 CCP Resolution Proposal “No Member State has yet developed a full national regime for CCP recovery and resolution which fully complies with the G20-endorsed FSB principles, including as regards the need for effective coordination and oversight against cross-border spill-overs.”

The magnitude of the risks are extraordinary: The key interest rate contracts cleared in the UK are more than 50 times UK GDP, and 10 times the Eurozone’s GDP. Put starkly: €117 trillion of euro derivatives may have to be supported by liquidity based on the ECB’s €0.011 trillion capital and that of National Central Banks. Any resultant credit losses would be a major political concern for Eurozone taxpayers, governments and Parliaments.

Does the EU27/ECB need to “do” anything further about Brexit? The ECB’s post-Brexit re-statement of its “oversight policy” provides a powerful analysis – implicitly - of the post-Brexit situation when it would have no powers to “induce change” in critical offshore financial market infrastructures. Once the Article 50 Notice has been served, all UK firms will be fully aware that their “EEA Authorisation” will expire at the moment of Brexit so they will need to make their own plans to continue their EU business.

The working assumption must be that the UK will not be a part of the European Economic Area (EEA) so any bespoke arrangement (normally taking the form of a Treaty) may require significant adjustment to many EU Directives and Regulations. The much-discussed “transitional arrangements” for UK firms might not be “in force” before 2023, given the necessary legislative processes. As risk-averse clients recognise the new risks, they may exercise their freedom to move their derivative positions to CCPs in a market where they can have a high degree of confidence that the ECB would supply liquidity in a crisis.

A major loss of derivatives business could worsen the UK’s balance of payments deficit by a third from its current record deficit - even at modest profitability levels for the derivative book. Parliament should require the BoE to analyse and publish the balance of payments implications in detail.

Original Text by Graham Bishop
Euro clearing 550 word article_FINAL.pdf
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Eurocorps as a pilot project for the European Defence Union

 

Discussion Paper on the basis of a meeting of the Kangaroo Group with General Ramirez

 

The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union makes it necessary to rethink the European Union from the beginning. We have to ask ourselves what the citizens really expect from the European Union. In the past seventy years the European Union has made a major contribution to the security and prosperity of the European nations.

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Future of the Eurocorps

 

At a meeting with members of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg Karl von Wogau, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group and Honorary Member of the European Parliament, stated that the Eurocorps should be moved into the center of the Common Security and Defence Policy. It should become the Preferred Headquarter of the European Union. Moreover its five framework nations France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg should take the decision to put the Eurocorps at the permanent disposal of the European Union.

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In the present discussion about Monetary and Political Union the opinion is often heard that a Political Union consists in total harmonization. But this is certainly not what we want to achive. The strength of Europe is its variety and the peaceful competition between its Member States. On the contrary the hard core of a Political Union is a common foreign and defence policy.  ...

 

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The Role of the Multinational Corps

 

The European Council in June has not been very encouraging for those who believe in the necessity of an autonomous Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. Public attention was taken by the problems of Greece and the drama of the refugees in the Mediterranean. The discussion about Security and Defence took only a very short time.

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Europe War and Peace

 

The author looks at general rules for peace preservation from Kant, Fukuyama, Einstein and Freud as well as Henry Kissinger and tries to draw conclusions for the present security situation of Europe. The presentation was in October 2015.

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