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Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Due to the Parliament decision to cancel all events 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 Brussels 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                  

 

BRUSSELS DEBATE

Tuesday, 9 April 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

“Exploring a global systems approach for urban sustainability: What’s in it for the EU?”

 

Introduction:

Professor Xuemei BAI, Australian National University, 2018 Volvo Environment Prize Laureate

 

Statements:

Linnéa ENGSTRÖM MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance/Sweden, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Fisheries

Wallis GOELEN-VANDEBROCK, Senior Expert for Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG REGIO

 

 

for further infromation of this event:

 

Volvo Environment Prize 2018 Laureate film

Nature WV Advanceecosystem approach in cities
BD_20190409_1_Nature WV Advance ecosyste[...]
PDF-Dokument [124.5 KB]
Six research priorities for CCC Nature
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NatSust Urban south and global sustainability
BD20190409_3_NatSust Urban south and glo[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.3 MB]
Difining and advancing systems approach in cities
BD20190409_4_COSUST Defining and advanci[...]
PDF-Dokument [604.5 KB]
Agenda
BD_20190409.pdf
PDF-Dokument [125.7 KB]

 

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

 

Here a link to the full report of the Project SUN:

 

 https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2018/07/project-sun-2017.html

 

Agenda
BD_20180904.pdf
PDF-Dokument [110.5 KB]
Executive Summary Projekt SUN
BD_20180904_Project SUN - Executive Summ[...]
PDF-Dokument [4.3 MB]

LUNCH DEBATE - Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


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

 

Introduction: Wolf KLINZ MEP, ALDE/Germany, Member of the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Budgetary Control

 

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

 

Keynote Speaker:David WARREN, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

 

Statements:

Kay SWINBURNE MEP, ECR/UK, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Simon LEWIS, Chief Executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

Peter DE PROFT, Director General, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

Rafael PLATA, Director General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20180222.pdf
PDF-Dokument [74.8 KB]

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

 

Agenda
BD_20180109.pdf
PDF-Dokument [429.9 KB]

LUNCH – DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

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

 

“Space and Security strategy for Europe”

 

Speaker:

Kai-Uwe SCHROGL, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Strategy Department,

European Space Agency (ESA)

Agenda
WGSSD_20171206.pdf
PDF-Dokument [437.9 KB]

 

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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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

Breakfast Meeting, Energy Debate, Wednesday, 15 June 2016

 

BRUSSELS-DEBATE, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 hrs

 

Bioterrorism – Is the EU prepared?

 

Introduction:

  • Monika HOHLMEIER MEP, EPP/Germany, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Speakers:

  • John GATT RUTTER, Head of Counter-Terrorism Division, EEAS             

  • Jorge Manuel BENTO SILVA, Acting Head of Terrorism and Crisis Management Unit, DG Home

  • Levent ALTAN, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

  • Dr. Steven CHATFIELD, Senior Adviser, Emergent BioSolutions

 

In the wake of the Brussels bombings, the European Parliamentary Research Service concluded that: “While attacks against public transportation systems are unfortunately not a new phenomenon, coordination between Member States on the possibility of a terrorist attack using non-conventional weapons such as chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear materials is also now urgently needed.” Should the unthinkable ever happen does Europe have the tools and medical countermeasures in place to protect citizens and save lives?

see photos ...

Agenda
BD_20160503.pdf
PDF-Dokument [121.0 KB]

 

BRUSSELS-DEBATE, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

Market Economy for China - The end of effective EU-trade defence? Challenges for the Steel Industry

 

Speakers:

  • Bernd LANGE MEP, Chair of the Committee on International Trade
  • Martin THEURINGER, Director for Economics and Chief Economist, German Steel Federation

Agenda
BD_20160420.pdf
PDF-Dokument [108.0 KB]

Brussels-Breakfast-Debate, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 hrs

 

Transparent prices versus confidential agreements:

What’s best for patient access and sustainable healthcare?”

 

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

 

Presentation: Dermot GLYNN, Europe Economics, Author of the Study « External Reference Pricing – the case for transparency in pricing »

 

Panelists:

  • Andrzej Jan RYS, Director, Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, DG SANTE

  • David SAUNDERS, former Chief Executive of UK Competition Commission

  • Erik MEINHARDT, Market Access Lead for Europe and Canada, MSD Menno AARNOUT, Executive Director, International Association of Mutual Benefits Societies (AIM)

 

Conclusion: Nicola BEDLINGTON, Secretary General of the European Patients' Forum (EPF)

 

 

With the completion of the Single Market being one of its key goals, inequalities in access to innovative medicines are of concern to the Kangaroo Group. The Dutch EU Council Presidency has called for greater transparency in how prices are set in its “Summary of Medicines Plan”. Health minister Edith Schippers furthermore argued that it was unfair that pharmaceutical companies knew the prices of their drugs in 28 EU Member States, but that health ministers could not exchange such information. The European Commission has recently published a study “Enhanced cross-country collaboration in the area of pharmaceutical product pricing” and is also in the process of developing, together with Member States, the EURIPID pricing database to help exchange information in the context of the Transparency Directive.

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Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 18:30 hrs

127th Board Meeting of the Kangaroo Group


Open to all Members of the Kangaroo Group
We will use this opportunity to discuss Goals and Projects
of the Kangaroo Group for 2016

Invitation
ChristmasD 20151202.pdf
PDF-Dokument [248.7 KB]

Brussels Debate, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs - European Parliament Brussels

 

"5G - The next Generation of Mobile Networks will revolutionize our Communications"

 

Speaker:

Lauri OKSANEN, Vice-President Research and Technology, NOKIA (Head of Nokia Networks R&D)

 

Statements:

Pilar DEL CASTILLO VERA MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Paul RÜBIG MEP, Member of the Committee on Budgets and Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Agenda
LD1111_20151111.pdf
PDF-Dokument [97.8 KB]

BRUSSELS LUNCH DEBATE - ENERGY DEBATE

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“The Energy Union – Keeping Europe Competitive”

 

Speaker:

 

  • Miguel ARIAS CANETE, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

 

Statements:

  • Ian DUNCAN MEP, Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

  • Ana GOMES MEP, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

  • Emmanuel HATON, Director European Government Affairs, BP

 

Other speakers to be confirmed

 

 

Agenda
BLD_20150714.pdf
PDF-Dokument [103.9 KB]

 

Evening Debate and Reception

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 from 17:00 until 20:30 hrs

 

"The EU and Japan: A New Stage in Partnerships"

 

Opening Speech by H.E. Keiichi Katakami, Ambassador from the Mission of Japan to the EU

here you can download the programme
EveningDebate_20150421.pdf
PDF-Dokument [66.5 KB]

 

Breakfast Debate

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs

 

"Can Europe get along without importing energy?"

 

Introduction:

Yvonne STAUSBØLL, Secretary General of UPEI

 

Presentation:

Hubertus BARDT, Economic Institute Köln, author of the study "Does Dependency equal Vulnerability?"

 

Speakers:

Mechthild WOERSDOERFER, Director, DG Energy

Claude TURMES, MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

 

Agenda
BD_20141210.pdf
PDF-Dokument [107.2 KB]

 

Breakfast Debate

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs

 

"Towards a new Industrial Policy on Life Sciences: External Reference Pricing - Remedy for Strained Health Budgets or Barrier of Innovation?"

 

Introduction:

Sören BO CHRISTIANSEN, Senior Vice-President Europe & Canada, MSD

 

Speakers:

Gwenole COZIGOU, Director, DG Enterprise

Dermot GLYNN, Europe Economics, Author of the Study "External Reference Pricing"

Ri DE RIDDER, Deputy Director, Belgian Pricing Reimbursment Agency, INAMI

Achim KAUTZ, Policy Director, European Liver Patients Association, ELPA

Agenda
BD20140924.pdf
PDF-Dokument [109.5 KB]

Lunch Debate

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

"Shaping the Future of Transport in Europe"

 

Speaker:

Olof Persson, CEO and President of the VOLVO Group

Agenda
LD_20140923.pdf
PDF-Dokument [103.3 KB]
CV Olov Persson
CVOlovPerssonVolvo.pdf
PDF-Dokument [101.7 KB]

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