Vinces Launch Event

#EUpowershift / The impact of Brexit on the power balance in the European Union: a shift to the South?

The first of a series of three events on the topic of shifting power in Europe, a phenomenon we will explore through three angles according to the Vinces methodology: politics, regulation, and society.


    20th of November at 17:30 in Brussels (Avenue des Arts 56, 1000)  

    During the past years, the French-German alliance has often been balanced by the influence of the UK.  Without the UK, what new dynamics will emerge between Member States? 

    Do the recent initiatives — led jointly by France, Germany, Italy and Spain (informal summits, digital economy proposals) —  augur a new leading quartet for the EU, which will lean more towards Southern interests and concerns than it did in the past? What kind of change can we expect in the political priorities of the EU?

    PROGRAMME

    17:30 – 18:00 Welcome drink and introductory remarks by Mr. David Córdova, Managing Partner and Founder at Vinces

    18:00 – 18:30 Keynote speech by Mr. Jorge Toledo Albiñana, Spain’s Secretary of State for European Affairs

    18:30 – 20:00 Panel discussion with:

    • Mrs. Luisa Santos, Director for International Relations and Chair of Brexit Taskforce at BusinessEurope
    • Mr. Bernardo Aguilera, Director of  Economic and European Affairs at the Spanish industry association CEOE
    • Mr. Nikos Lampropoulos, Editor & Publisher of euractiv.gr
    • Mrs. Elena Herrero-Beaumont, Partner at Vinces and Executive Board Member at Transparency International-Spain
    • Conclusions by MrsLaurence Modrego, Head of Brussels Office at Vinces

     

     20:00 – 21:00 Cocktail reception

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