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VIRTUAL– DEBATE

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Cooperative, connected and automated mobility: What’s at stake for the EU citizen, the automotive industry and beyond?"

A deep dive into the topic of access to data and data sharing

 

Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Welcome:

Eric-Mark HUITEMA, Director General, ACEA

 

Introduction:

Mark HARVEY, Director, Enterprise Connectivity, Ford of Europe

Video: “Connected Vehicle Data Collaboration Benefits Drivers”

 

Speakers:

Henna VIRKKUNEN MEP, EPP/Finland, Member of the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy

Kerstin JORNA, Director General, DG Grow

Paulo VARIZ, Attaché Transports, Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30

 

 

"Sustaining a sustainable insurance sector in Europe"

 

 

Chair and Introduction:

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

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speech:

Stephanie YON-COURTIN MEP, Renew/France, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

 

Speakers:

Alfred SANT MEP, S&D/Malta, Member of the Committee Economic and Monetary Affairs

Didier MILLEROT, DG Fisma

Justin WRAY, Head of Policy Department, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Fabio MARCHETTI, Group Head of International Affairs, Generali

Tobias BUECHELER, Head of Regulatory, Allianz SE

James MAHER, Partner, Head of both Insurance and Actuarial Services, Financial Services, Ernst&Young, Ireland

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VIRTUAL DEBATE

 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 13.00 hrs

 

“Smart digital farming the benefits of healthy animals to a More sustainable agriculture” 

 

Welcome and Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Stakeholder Voices:

Daniel AZEVEDO, Director International Trade, Commodities and Technology, COPA-COGECA

Roxane FELLER, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope

 

Latest Views from the European Parliament:

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

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

Asger CHRISTENSEN MEP, Renew Europe/Denmark, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 a Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

 “The role of the Pharmaceutical Strategy in boosting patient access to new medicines”

 

Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Pierre DELSAUX, Deputy Director-General, DG Santé, European Commission

Nabil DAOUD, President of Lilly Spain, Portugal and Greece, Eli Lilly & Company

 

Statement:

Tomislav SOKOL MEP, EPP/Croatia, Member in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Co-Chair of Interest Group on Equitable Access to Healthcare

 

 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 from 15:00 to 16:30 hrs

 

“The Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act legislative package – Implication for Financial Services”

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speech:

Olivier GUERSENT, Director-General, DG COMPETITION, European Commission

 

Speaker:

Stefan BERGER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Ondřej KOVAŘÍK , MEP, Renew Europe Group/Czechia, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


 

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VIRTUAL– DEBATE

 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 from 13:30 to 15:00 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, tbc

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, 3 March 2021 a Debate from 13:30 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Can lifestyle changes deliver a silver bullet to cancer?”

 

Welcome and Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Deirdre CLUNE MEP, EPP/Ireland, Member of the Committee on the

Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Tomislav SOKOL MEP, EPP/Croatia, Member of the Committee on the

Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Despina SPANOU, Head of Cabinet, VP Margaritis Schinas, European

Commission

Dr Nuno SOUSA, Deputy Director for the National Programme on

Oncological Diseases, Directorate-General for Health, Portugal

Thomas HARTUNG, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of

Public Health

 

 

 

Event Summary


Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is the European Commission’s top health priority and one of the flagships with the potential to change our lives. It centres on several different sectors, including tobacco, alcohol, environmental pollution, chemicals, health literacy and vaccinations.

 

The Kangaroo Group hosted high level speakers from three EU institutions and academics to discuss the measures included in the Cancer Plan’s prevention pillar in order to identify and aim to address any potential gaps. The panelists included:

  • Irish EPP MEP Deirdre Clune;

  • Head of Cabinet for Vice-President of the von der Leyen Commission Margaritis Schinas, Despina Spanou;

  • Deputy Director for the National Programme on Oncological Diseases, Directorate-General for Health from Portugal, Nuno Sousa;

  • Croation EPP MEP Tomislav Sokol;

  • Toxicologist Thomas Hartung.

 

The event was hosted by the President of the Kangaroo Group, German EPP MEP Michael Gahler. Opening the session he underlined that European governments will not be able to change peoples’ behaviours on their own. The public and private sectors need to take joint responsibility for the success of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and provide viable solutions for Europeans. Citizens should be motivated to choose a healthier lifestyle and diet by promoting policies that encourage exercise and avoidance of substance abuse from alcohol, tobacco and drugs. As these product categories are the main reason for a number of preventable cancers, a positive change in consumer behaviour is more promising than, for example, outright bans or sin taxes.  


 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“The role of the Single Resolution Board in the face of Covid-19 crisis and consequences”

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair of the Kangaroo Group’s WG on Financial Services

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speech:

Dr. Elke KÖNIG, Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB)

 

Speakers:

Marie DONNAY, Head of Unit, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Market Union

Etienne BAREL, CEO of the French Banking Federation (FBF)

 

 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“European industrial supply chain for the European Union strategic autonomy in defence and space ?”

 

Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Dominique RIQUET MEP, Renew Europe Group/France, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

Massimiliano SALINI MEP, EPP/Italy, Member of the Committee on International Trade and Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

Marian-Jean MARINESCU MEP, EPP/Romania, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

François ARBAULT, Director, DG DEFIS

Christophe BRUNEAU, SVP, Head/GM of the Safran Military Engines Division

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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


 

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