Event Highlights

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Is the lack of deeper European integration outranking any other EU threats?

On the 7th of March PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate about whether the lack of deeper European integration is outranking any other EU threats. Ms Pervenche Berès MEP, Mr Pawel Swieboda, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission, Mr Brando Benifei MEP and Mr Grégory Claeys, Research Fellow, Bruegel werre all present as speakers.

The debate was moderated by Valentina Pop, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

 

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[FR] Résumé | Débat | Politique migratoire et politique d’aide au développement de l’UE en Afrique: dans quelle mesure peuvent-elles converger?

Le mercredi 28 février 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat en partenariat avec la Représentation permanente de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès de l’UE qui portait sur la convergence entre la politique migratoire et la politique d’aide au développement en Afrique durant lequel sont intervenus M. Stefano Signore, Chef d’Unité «Migration et Emploi» à la DG Coopération internationale et développement, Commission européenne, Mme Dorothee Starck, Chef d’Unité «Coopération au Développement» à la Représentation permanente de l’Allemagne auprès de l’UE, M. Charles Goerens, Député européen, Commission du développement, Parlement européen, Mme Marie-Christine Vergiat, Députée européenne, Commission des libertés civiles, de la justice et des affaires intérieures et de la Commission droits de l’homme, Parlement européen  et M. Arnaud Zacharie, Secrétaire général du CNCD-11.11.11. Le débat a été modéré par M. Hughes Belin, journaliste freelance.

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[FR] Résumé | Débat | Élargissement aux pays des Balkans occidentaux: urgence ou précipitation?

Le mardi 21 novembre, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat sur la question de l’élargissement aux pays des Balkans occidentaux. L’événement était modéré par M. Hughes Belin, journaliste freelance, et participaient à titre d’orateurs M. Nicholas Cendrowicz, Chef d’Unité adjoint  en charge de la Coopération et Programmes régionaux et des Balkans occidentaux à la Commission européenne, M. Cristian Preda (PPE/RO), Député européen, M. Rayko Nikolov, Attaché à la Représentation Permanente de la Bulgarie, M. Giuliano Fragnito, Attaché à la Représentation Permanente de l’Italie et M. Erwan Fouéré, Chercheur associé au Centre d’études politiques européennes (CEPS).

M. Stéphane Lopez, Ambassadeur, Représentant de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’UE, a tenu un discours d’introduction.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Cyber Skills Gap: can gender balance fill the void?

On the 7th of November, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on cyber skills gap and whether a more gender-balanced workforce could fill the substantial skills shortage affecting the cybersecurity field. Mr Rodrigo Ballester, Cabinet Member of Commissioner Navracsics, European Commission, Ms Silvia Merisio, Digital Economy and Skills, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Ms Lyndsay Turley, Head of Comms & Public Affairs EMEA, ISC2, Ms Jacky Fox, Director – Cyber Risk , Deloitte, and Ms Emma Mohan-Satta, Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Lab were all present as speakers.

The debate was moderated by Magnus Franklin, Chief Correspondent, MLex.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | What role for ‘Local Energy Communities’ in the EU energy transition?

On the 17th of October, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on ‘Local Energy Communities’ (LECs) as a new model of energy production and consumption and their role in the EU energy transition with Mr Siim Meeliste, Counsellor for Energy from the Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU, Mr Antonio Lopez-Nicolas, Deputy Head of Unit, Renewable Energy and CCS Policy, European Commission, Dr Jan Ole Voss, Legal Advisor, European Renewable Energy Federation, Mr Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer, REScoop.eu, and Mr Luis Arturo Hernández, Innovation Team Lead, Decentralised Energy Systems, E.ON.

The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

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[FR] Résumé | Quelles conséquences économiques pour l’UE après le départ du Royaume-Uni?

Le lundi 25 septembre, la Représentation de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’UE et PubAffairs Bruxelles ont organisé un débat sur les conséquences économiques pour l’UE après le départ du Royaume-Uni. L’événement était modéré par M. Gabriel Grésillon, correspondant à Bruxelles pour Les Échos et participaient à titre d’orateurs Mme Pervenche Berès, Députée européenne, membre de la commission des affaires économiques et monétaires, Mme Cinzia Alcidi, Chef de l’unité de politique économique au Centre d’études politiques européennes – CEPS, et M. Mathieu Maes, Secrétaire général de la Chambre de Commerce Internationale – Belgique.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Sustainable City Solutions: a central pillar for the next phase of the EU energy transition?

On the 20th of June, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on sustainable city solutions as a central pillar for the next phase of the EU energy transition. Mr Dimitrios Sofianopoulos, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, European Commission, DG ENERG, Ms Dorthe Nielsen, Policy Director, Eurocities, Mr Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) and Mr Marco Marijewycz, Technology Policy & Modelling, E.ON were all present as speakers. The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

Sustainable Cities WEB

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Payments security: do the EBA RTS on strong customer authentication create an open and secure market for retail payments in Europe?

On the 31st of May, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the recently published EBA Regulatory Technical Standards on Strong Customer Authentication and their ability to provide an open and secure market for retail payments. Ms Silvia Kersemakers, Policy Officer, Retail Financial Services and Payments, European Commission, Ms Pascal-Marie Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, European Banking Federation, Mr Matthias Hönisch, Head of card Business, National Federation of Cooperative Banks and Ms Emma Mohan-Satta, Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, spoke at the event. Mr Pascal König, Policy Advisor, E-Commerce Europe provided a closing statement. The debate was moderated by John Rega, Chief Correspondent at Mlex. 

EBS RTS copia

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | The “two-speed Europe” project and the Brexit negotiations: a combined unity test?

On the 26th of April, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the “two-speed Europe” project and the Brexit negotiations: a combined unity test?” with Ms Danuta Maria Hubner MEP (EPP/PL) and Mr Michael Theurer MEP (ALDE/DE). The event was moderated by Graham Bishop, a leading expert in EU and UK Economic, Financial and Government Affairs.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Debate | ETS and renewables: a win-win strategy?

On the 21st of March, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the link between the European emission trading system (ETS) and renewables with Mr Florent Le Strat, Researcher and Expert, Climate policy R&D, EDF, Mr Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit, ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, European Commission, Mr Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer, Renewables and CCS Policy Unit, European Commission, Mr Michel Matheu, Head of EU strategy, EDF and Mr Daniel Fraile, Senior Analyst, Wind Europe. The event was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

EDF ETS RENEWABLES

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