Event series

[FR] Album photos | Débat | Pourquoi le populisme est-il actuellement populaire, dans l’Union européenne et ailleurs dans le monde ?

[FR] INVITATION | Pourquoi le populisme est-il actuellement populaire, dans l’Union européenne et ailleurs dans le monde ? (6 février)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nous sommes heureux de vous inviter au débat organisé par PubAffairs Bruxelles et la Représentation Permanente de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’UE sur la question de la popularité du « populisme », dans l’Union européenne, et ailleurs dans le monde avec nos orateurs M. Philippe Herzog, Président fondateur, Confrontations Europe, Professeur Jérôme Creel, Directeur des études, Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE) – Science Po, M. Renaud Denuit, Éditorialiste, Agence Europe et M. Arthur Borriello, Chercheur, Centre d’Étude sur la vie Politique (CEVIPOL) – ULB.

M. Stephane Lopez, Ambassadeur, Représentant de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’UE, tiendra un discours d’introduction.

Le débat sera modéré par Gabriel Gresillon, Correspondant pour les Échos

 

À propos du débat

Les récents et répétés succès électoraux dans plusieurs pays européens, mais aussi sur d’autres continents, de personnalités et mouvements qualifiés de « populistes », qui les ont amenés au pouvoir, ont soulevé un débat très clivé avec en ligne de mire les élections européennes de mai 2019. En outre, la mobilisation des « gilets jaunes » en France n’a fait qu’accroître le phénomène et la préoccupation des politiques, des institutionnels de l’UE, des commentateurs et du monde académique.

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Photo Album | DEBATE | Reform of the World Trade Organization: challenge or deadlock?

INVITATION | Reform of the World Trade Organization: challenge or deadlock? (January 29)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the prospect of reforming the World Trade Organization with our distinguished speakers Mr Justin Brown PSM, Australian Ambassador to the EU, Ms Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Malmström, Mr Stéphane Lambert, Counsellor and Head of Trade, Economic and Science & Technology Policy, Mission of Canada to the EU, Mr David Luff, Professor, College of Europe and Mr Roderick Abbott, Senior Adviser, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).

Mr Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore to the EU, will hold an introductory speech.

The event will be moderated by James Kanter, Editor, EU Scream, the podcast on Europe and its political extremes, and former EU Correspondent for The New York Times.

 

About the debate

As stated by EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström:the multilateral trading system has for the past decades provided a stable, predictable and effective framework, helping many economies to grow rapidly”, while the WTO has played a crucial role in ensuring an open, fair and rules-based global trade system. However, in the last decades, both technological and geo-economic transformations have changed not only trade routes, but also the very landscape upon which the WTO rules-based system has been built. This process has resulted in several gaps due either to the fact that some regulations have become out-dated, for example, in the case of market-distorted subsidies, or as a result of a deficit in some increasingly important areas of international trade, such as e-commerce.

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Photo Album | DEBATE | How can the EU protect citizens from food scandals?

INVITATION | How can the EU protect citizens from food scandals? (October 16)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening discussion on the question of food safety in Europe with our distinguished speakers Mr Michael Scannell, Director, Food Chain, Stakeholders and International Relations, European Commission, DG SANTE and Mr Thilo Bode, Executive Director, Foodwatch.

The debate will be moderated by Joanna Sullivan, CEO, Conscience Consulting

 

This event was kindly sponsored by

 

About the debate

As stated by the European Commission, every European citizen should be protected from health hazards, from fraud and from being misled. By upholding these principles, European institutions have adopted in 2002 the so-called General Food Law Regulation, which is considered the cornerstone of the EU regulatory framework covering the entire food chain, with special regard to food safety. The law was also put  forward to ensure that science-based analysis of risk assessment, management, and communication would be applied in order to both protect citizens from health risks and trace fraudulent or potentially harmful products and producers. In addition, EU institutions established the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as an independent scientific agency to provide risk assessment, which forms the basis of the measures taken by the EU in the food chain.

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Photo Album | DEBATE | Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it?

INVITATION | Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it? (October 15)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the questions of online counterfeiting and the different mechanisms to deal with different types of illegal content online with our distinguished speakers Ms Natalia Zebrowska, Legal and Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting, European Commission, DG GROW, Ms Irene Roche-Laguna, Team Leader, E-commerce and Platforms, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Mr Charles Wright, Associate General Counsel, Amazon, Ms Sophie Peresson, Director, ICC-BASCAP – Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy – and Ms Ana Hinojosa, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation and Ms Delphine Sarfati-Sobreira, General Manager, UNIFAB – Union des Fabricants.

The event will be moderated by Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex.

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About the debate

The Directive on electronic commerce (E-Commerce Directive) of 8 June 2000 created the basic legal framework for online services, and provided legal certainty to businesses and citizens in cross-border online transactions. However, over the last decade, there have been increased discussions on how to prevent illegal products and services from being sold and distributed online. Related policy proposals and court judgments ranged from issues as diverse as child sexual abuse material, dissemination and removal of terrorist content online or hate speech, to commercial practices and infringements of intellectual property rights as well as selling of counterfeit or other illicit goods.

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Photo Album | DEBATE | What priorities for Animal Welfare in the EU and beyond? (October 9)

INVITATION | What priorities for Animal Welfare in the EU and beyond?

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the question of animal welfare in the EU and beyond with our distinguished speakers Mr Marco Valletta, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commission, Ms Toni Shephard, Executive Director (UK), Animal Equality, Mr John Flack MEP (ECR/ UK), Ms Tilly Metz MEP (Greens/LU) and Ms Stephanie Ghislain, Project Leader, ‘Trade and Animal Welfare’, Eurogroup for Animals.

A video message from Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP/FI) will be projected before the debate.

Mr Maxime Boonen, Director & Founder, B2C2 will hold an introductory speech.

The debate will be moderated by Robert McLeod, Chairman, MLex.

This event was kindly sponsored by

 

 

About the debate

While Article 13 of the TFEU recognises animals as “sentient beings”, making the EU one of the few constitutions in the world to do so, the EU agricultural policy (the Common Agricultural Policy or “CAP”) provided ground for the first EU legislation on animal welfare as early as 1974, regulating the welfare of farm animals as agricultural products. More recently, in June 2018, the animal welfare issue has once again rose to prominence as the Commission has put forward a legislative proposal on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which defines some clear objectives on animal welfare as a production standard. Moreover, in recent decades, awareness and concern for animal welfare in terms of animal protection have steadily risen among citizens, businesses and policy-makers.

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