Virtual Debates 2021                                                   

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”

 

The Pharmaceutical Strategy calls for equal access to safe, innovative and affordable therapies across the EU, but patients within and between EU member states currently face vastly different times to access new medicines. The wait can be as high as 1657 days in Estonia and as low as 127 days in Germany, after the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) approval. Poor access can have several root-causes, from the varying nature of national and regional health technology assessments (HTA) through to national pricing and reimbursement processes and limited national health budgets. The approval of a COVID-19 vaccine post EMA approval in just 24 hours instead of the allotted 67 days shows that faster access is possible. Join us on April 21st to discuss the role of the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy in driving faster and more equitable access for patients across the EU.

 

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 Other Speakers to be confirmed

 

Agenda
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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”

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

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

 

Elke GROOTEN, Head EU Relations, Novartis Group:

 
  • During the first wave of Covid, we have seen that the coordination with EU institutions has been key to tackle imminent issues, such as export bans and border closures. We need to continue with this structured dialogue and make sure to work together in finding the right solutions for patients. ”

 

  • For the robustness of supply chains, we as Novartis are reliant on a global network, which also includes a strong European footprint. With this approach, we aim at reducing dependency on a specific geography and to ultimately ensure the security of supply.”

 

  • At Novartis, we rely on business continuity plans, constant monitoring (through digital and artificial intelligence) and dual sourcing measures. We believe that localization measures will not lead to a reduction of shortages.”

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

 

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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