The Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency with Ambassador Dimiter Tzantchev

With the Bulgarian presidency approaching in January 2018, it is essential to gain early information on what to expect in terms of the presidencies strategic agenda and goals. Ambassador Dimiter Tzantchev is in the prime position to inform members on the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency in this EU Committee briefing.

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Priorities of the IMCO Committee with Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee

Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP, Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), will present the IMCO Committee's priorities, halfway through their mandate. The IMCO Committee is responsible for the coordination of national legislation in the sphere of internal market and for the protection of consumers' economic interests.

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The Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in Competitiveness with Kalin Tomov, Counsellor, Head of sector Competitiveness, Internal Market and Consumer Protection

With Bulgaria coming next at the EU Presidency cycle, Kalin Tomov, Counsellor, Head of sector Competitiveness, Internal Market and Consumer Protection at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union, will provide an overview of the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in Competitiveness.

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Dr Kay Swinburne MEP on ECON Priorities

During this lunch briefing, Dr Kay Swinburne MEP, Vice-Chair of ECON, will discuss the current priorities and challenges facing the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee. This includes the future of supervision in the EU, the effects of Brexit and the ESA’s review. The ECON Committee covers issues related to economic governance, monetary regulation, Banking Union, financial services as well as taxation and competition.

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Brexit and Beyond – Briefing by Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce, London

During this Brexit briefing, Dr Adam Marshall will discuss what matters most to British business and what can Britain and Europe achieve in the future.The UK business community “wants a transition agreed in principle and trade talks under way by the end of 2017. If there is not that clarity, we will start to see the activation of contingency plans and likely significant impact on business investment”, says Dr Marshall. 



Brexit and the WTO: implications for EU and UK trade policy and international trade

We have reached capacity for this event. We don't accept registration for this event. Hume Brophy senior consultant on trade, Stuart Harbinson, will discuss the implications and challenges of Brexit for the UK and the EU as they relate to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This breakfast seminar will delve into issues such as the disentanglement of post-Brexit WTO schedules, including tariff rate quotas and services commitments, what ‘falling back on WTO terms’ could really mean for UK companies, as well as the future of the international trade landscape after Brexit.

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