Members

 

 

THE MEMBERS OF THE KANGAROO GROUP 2021

 

 

 

 

 HONORARY MEMBERS

 

• VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING

BERTEL HAARDER

• MARIO MONTI

• ANA PALACIO

• ALAIN POMPIDOU 

 

 

Honorary President

 

KARL VON WOGAU

 

 

 

MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

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

  • MARKUS FERBER MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Germany

  • FRANCES FITZGERALD MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on Monetary and Economic Affairs, Ireland

  • MICHAEL GAHLER MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Germany

  • EERO HEINÄLUOMA MEP/S&D, Member of the Committee on Monetary and Economic Affairs, Finland

  • NICLAS HERBST MEP/EPP, NICLAS HERBST MEP/EPP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets, Germany

  • OTHMAR KARAS MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Austria

  • LUKAS MANDL MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Austria

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

  • CHRISTINE SCHNEIDER MEP/EPP, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Germany

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

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

  • MARION WALSMANN MEP/EPP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Germany

  • RAINER WIELAND MEP/EPP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Germany

14 Members

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS, ACADEMIA AND EXPERTS

 

  • MARCO BECHT, Professor of Finance, Solvay Brussels School of Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles

  • Markus J. BEYRER, Director General, BusinessEurope

  • GRAHAM BISHOP, Adviser European Financial Affairs, GrahamBishop.com, former Rapporteur to the EU's Interinstitutional Monitoring Group

  • RAINER BODEN, Adviser, Financial Services

  • WALTER BRINKMANN, Adviser, Consumer Goods

  • GÜNTER BURGHARDT, Ambassador ret., Senior Counsel, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

  • BENOIT CHAUCHEPRAT, Expert,

  • DAVID DOYLE, Director, The Genesis Initiative

  • JEAN-MARC DUQUESNE, Director, Groupement des Industries Françaises de Défense et de Sécurité Terrestres et Aéroterrestres (GICAT)

  • COLETTE FLESCH, Chambre des Députés, Vice Présidente, Grand Duché du Luxembourg

  • OTMAR FRANZ, Vorsitzender des Vorstands, RKW

  • MICHEL GARI, Expert

  • STEFAN GEHROLD, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Head of Hermann-Ehlers-Bildungsforum Weser-Ems, Former MEP, Germany

  • ANA GOMES, former Member of the European Parliament Portugal

  • EDIT HERCZOG, former Member of the European Parliament, Hungary

  • KARSTEN HOPPENSTEDT, former Member of the European Parliament, Germany

  • OLIVIER JEHIN, Journalist (B2)

  • ALAIN LAMASSOURE, former Member of the European Parliament, France

  • WERNER LANGEN, former Member of the European Parliament, Germany

  • BRIGITTE LANGENHAGEN, former Member of the European Parliament, Germany

  • CHARLES LAROCHE, Expert

  • ERIKA MANN, Executive Vice President, Computer&Communications Industry Association

  • MICHEL PH. MATTOUG, Leiter Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Internationale

  • FREDERIC MAURO, Expert

  • AXEL NICOLAS, European Affairs Officer, The French Land and Airland Defense and Security Association (GICAT)

  • IOAN MIRCEA PASCU, former Member of the European Parliament, Romania

  • CHRISTOPH RAAB, Expert on Cyber

  • ALEXANDER RADWAN, Member of the German Bundestag

  • CHRISTA RANDZIO-PLATH, Prof Dr h.c. University of Hamburg, Former President of the EP's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

  • JOCHEN RICHTER, Director, European Parliament, Directorate-General for Translation

  • PAUL RÜBIG, former Member of the European Parliament, Austria

  • FEDERICO SANTOPINTO, Expert, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)

  • ALEXANDER SCHAUB, Former Director-General, DG Internal Market, EU Commission

  • PETER SCHMIDHUBER, Former Member of the European Commission, Rechtsanwalt, Gassner Stockmann & Kollegen

  • OLLE SCHMIDT, former Member of the European Parliament, Sweden

  • EDOUARD SIMON, Expert, Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), France

  • MARGARITA STARKEVICIUTE, Former Member of the European Parliament, Lithuania

  • MICHEL TROUBETZKOY, Expert

  • GEORGE ZAVVOS, Ambassador, Advisor on European Affairs to the President of Nea Demokatia

39 Members

 

 

MEMBERS FROM INDUSTRY, SERVICES AND TRADE

 

  • THORSTEN ALBIG (DEUTSCHE POST DHL)

  • ROYA AYAZI (NEREUS)

  • FERNANDO BALDONI (Bridgestone)

  • MARTINA BIANCHINI (International Fragrance Association - IFRA)

  • FREDERIQUE BISTON (Volvo Europe Finance)

  • PETER BOTSCHEK (CEFIC)

  • GIOVANNI CARLUCCI (British American Tobacco)

  • JAMES CEMMELL (INMARSAT)

  • STEVE CHATFIELD (Emergent BioSolutions)

  • NATHALIE DARGE (TOBACCO EUROPE)

  • MARIE DE SAINT CHERON (Safran Group)

  • FLORENCE DOUCY (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association – ACEA)

  • NATHALIE ERRARD (AIRBUS)

  • ROXANE FELLER (AnimalHealthEurope)

  • AOIFE GALLAGHER (Eli Lilly)

  • ANTJE GERSTEIN (HDE/German Retail Federation)

  • DIDIER GONDALLIER DE TUGNY (MBDA)

  • ELKE GROOTEN (NOVARTIS)

  • CHRIS HAENEN (GENERAL ELECTRIC AVIATION)

  • PHILIPP HANSEN (JTI)

  • GERHARD HOFMANN (BVR - Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken)

  • GEORG HUBER (German Savings Banks Association)

  • RUTGER HUIJGENS (BP Europe)

  • EMMANUEL JACOB (EUROMIL)

  • MARTYNA KURCZ-JENN (Hensoldt)

  • GERHARD MANZ (Friedrich Graf Von Westphalen & Partner)

  • FABIO MARCHETTI (Generali)

  • NIKOS MERTZANIDIS (CLIA)

  • NATHALIE MOLL (EFPIA)

  • MARC MOSSE (MICROSOFT)

  • FRANCOIS-REGIS MOUTON (IOGP)

  • MARIO MÜLLER (Philip Morris International)

  • BENJAMIN QUATRE (French Banking Federation)

  • JEAN-LOUIS ROUX (BioMarin)

  • JOHAN P. SCHARPE (ExxonMobil)

  • BEATA SIVAK (London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG))

  • CLAUDIA STUCKMANN-INVERNIZZI (Zoetis)

  • ALESSANDRO TSCHIRKOV (Herbalife)

  • JULIE VERMOOTEN (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

39 Members

 

 

 

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Event Programme 2020
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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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