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.
Josepha von Metternich,
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?”
Professor Xuemei BAI, Australian National University, 2018 Volvo Environment Prize Laureate
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
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Tuesday, 4 September 2018 from 14:00 to 15:30 hrs
“Organised Crime and Excise Fraud – The Illicit Cigarette Market in the EU”
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
Howard PUGH, Senior Specialist, Operations Department, EUROPOL
Here a link to the full report of the Project SUN:
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)
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)
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Brussels Lunch Debate
"Is there a Role for Self-Regulation in Regulatory Risk Management?"
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
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”
Kai-Uwe SCHROGL, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Strategy Department,
European Space Agency (ESA)
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 08:00 to 09:30 hrs
“Smart Metering for Smart Communities –
The Energy Union and municipal utilities”
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
Brussels Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs
"Transport Industry perspective on the Digital Single Market"
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?
Monika HOHLMEIER MEP, EPP/Germany, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
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?
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”
- Bernd LANGE MEP, Chair of the Committee on International Trade
Martin THEURINGER, Director for Economics and Chief Economist, German Steel Federation
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 »
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.
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
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"
Lauri OKSANEN, Vice-President Research and Technology, NOKIA (Head of Nokia Networks R&D)
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
BRUSSELS LUNCH DEBATE - ENERGY DEBATE
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs
“The Energy Union – Keeping Europe Competitive”
Miguel ARIAS CANETE, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
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
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
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 from 8:00 until 9:30 hrs
"Can Europe get along without importing energy?"
Yvonne STAUSBØLL, Secretary General of UPEI
Hubertus BARDT, Economic Institute Köln, author of the study "Does Dependency equal Vulnerability?"
Mechthild WOERSDOERFER, Director, DG Energy
Claude TURMES, MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
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?"
Sören BO CHRISTIANSEN, Senior Vice-President Europe & Canada, MSD
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
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs
"Shaping the Future of Transport in Europe"
Olof Persson, CEO and President of the VOLVO Group