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[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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Many thanks for rating us as one of the top 25 employers of young people in Brussels

PubAffairs Bruxelles is very pleased to announce that it has been ranked in 23rd place among the top 25 employers of young people in Brussels working in the field of EU affairs by Transparency at Work in its 2018 survey. The result puts PubAffairs Bruxelles among the EU institutions, the World Bank Group, the International Labour Organisation, and the OECD as one of the most highly ranked workplaces in Brussels providing employment and training opportunities to young people, as voted by young professionals themselves.

The organisation’s President, Ms Monica Monaco, commented that: “Our Junior Professional Fellowship Programme is our way to invest now in the human capital of young Europeans to contribute in the longer term to sustainable European economic growth“.

The Transparency at Work campaign seeks to create a transparent and better labour market for young people by collectively rating the quality of employer’s internships, apprenticeships and entry-level jobs. It enables every young person to rate his/her working conditions and to check peers’ reviews from any partner site.

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

On the 9th October 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised in partnership with B2C2 a debate on the question of animal welfare in the EU and beyond with Mr Marco Valletta, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commission, Ms Toni Shephard, Executive Director, Animal Equality UK, 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) was projected before the debate.

Mr Maxime Boonen, Director & Founder, B2C2 held an introductory speech, while Mr Matteo Cupi, Executive Director of Animal Equality Italy, presented a video on rabbit farms in Europe. The debate was moderated by Robert McLeod, Chairman, MLex.

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it?

On the 15th October, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate regarding the most effective measures to tackle online counterfeiting with Ms Natalia Zebrowska-Mamais, Legal and Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and the 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 Ana Hinojosa, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Ms Delphine Sarfati-Sobreira, General Manager, UNIFAB – Union des Fabricants.

The debate was moderated by  Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex.

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[FR] RÉSUMÉ | Débat | Quels défis pour la politique commerciale de l’UE à court et long termes?

Le mercredi 26 Septembre 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat en partenariat avec la Représentation permanente de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès de l’Union européenne qui portait sur les défis de la politique commerciale de l’UE à court et long termes et au cours duquel sont intervenus M. François Roux, Ambassadeur, Représentant de la Belgique auprès de l’UE, M. Pedro Velasco-Martins, Membre du Cabinet de la Commissaire chargée du commerce, Cecilia Malmström, M. Mathieu Maes, Secrétaire général de la Chambre de commerce internationale (ICC) – Belgique et M. David Luff, Professeur associé, Collège de l’Europe. Le débat était modéré par Hermine Donceel, journaliste freelance.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | How can cybersecurity certification schemes enhance Europe’s security and competitiveness?

On 25th September 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised in partnership with Orange a debate on whether the upcoming cybersecurity certification schemes can enhance Europe’s security and competitiveness. The speakers included Mr Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of the Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Ms Sara Bussière, Senior European Affairs Advisor, Orange, Mr Jocelyn Delatre, Smart Mobility Manager, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Mr Sylvain Bouyon, Head of Fintech Programme, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The event was moderated by Magnus Franklin, Director, Teneo cabinet DN and former Chief Correspondent at MLex.

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