Pubaffairs news & debates

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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Thank you for attending our debate “How can the EU protect citizens from food scandals?”

PubAffairs Bruxelles was delighted to host on the 16th of October the debate “How can the EU protect citizens from food scandals?” between our distinguished speakers Mr Michael Scannell, Director, Food Chain, Stakeholders and International Relations, European Commission, DG SANTE and Mr Thilo Bode, Executive Director, Foodwatch.

We would like to thank our sponsor, Foodwatch, our distinguished guests and our moderator, Joanna Sullivan, CEO, Conscience Consulting.

A selection of pictures is available here.

We hope that all the contributors, attendees, as well as our present and future members will join us for our next debate.

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?

Thank you for attending our debate “Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it?”

PubAffairs Bruxelles was delighted to host on the 15th of October the debate “Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it?” between 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 Ana Hinojosa, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation and Ms Delphine Sarfati-Sobreira, General Manager, UNIFAB – Union des Fabricants.

A selection of pictures is available here

We would like to thank our sponsor, Amazon, our distinguished guests and our moderator, Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex.

We hope that all the contributors, attendees, as well as our present and future members will join us for our next debate which will take place, today, the 16th of October.