European Innovation Fitting into the Global Economy

In today’s economy, innovation is the main driver of economic growth, employment and competitiveness. Therefore, the TTIP Agreement negotiations between the EU and the US should be dedicated to maximizing innovation in the two regions, concentrating specifically on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property.

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ECR - International Trade priorities with Robert Sturdy MEP

In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, Mr Sturdy will give a keynote speech on the ‘Key priorities in international trade for the ECR ahead of the 2014 elections’ which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.  

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Italian Presidency Priorities for Transport

Italy will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2014, at a time that Europe is going through a crucial transitional phase. In order to face this challenge, five areas will form the core of the Italian presidency's priorities: General institutional set-up, External action and trade, Industrial policy, Migration, Link to Expo 2015, Taxation.

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Patron Breakfast with Jonathan Faull - Director General, DG MARKT, European Commission

With the European Parliament elections in May promising to be some of the most dramatic and important the EU has ever seen, and the introduction of a new college of commissioners, 2014 is certainly a year of change for the Union. Understanding the future direction of EU policies is crucial for the long term planning of businesses with interests across the continent. What effects will a parliament widely expected to be the most Eurosceptic the EU has yet seen have on the functioning of the Union?

Health and Safety at Work

We will have the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Mrs Maria Moitinho de Almeida, Head of Unit, Health, Safety and Hygeine at Work, DG SANCO and Mr Alvarez Hidalgo, Deputy Head of Unit. Mrs Moitinho de Almeida and Mr Alvarez will give a short presentation about ‘

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Healthcare priorities of the ECR

Many of the public health challenges facing Europe are cross-border in nature, and must thus be met with a coordinated, cross-border response. The European Parliament committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) is an important player in the creation of European public health policy; scrutinising European Commission proposals on public health, and generating proposals on better health legislation for Europe.

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