This is the fourth edition of the popular annual EU update presented by Richard Steel, Senior Associate and Head of the Parliament Intelligence Unit at Interel.
Richard will provide participants with his unique insight into how the EU has dealt with its institutional priorities in 2017 and how 2018 is “Juncker’s last chance to deliver”.
The session will address the following three key topics:
- How will the respective visions of the EU presented by Messrs Juncker, Tusk and Macron play out in the run up to the 2019 European Parliamentary elections?
- Whilst Brexit dominates the news in the UK, the EU 27 are busily getting on with their own plans. What are they, and how will this affect the stagnating negotiations between 10 Downing Street and the office of Mr Barnier?
- Looking ahead to the Summit on Institutional Affairs scheduled for February 2018; what will be the future size of the European Parliament, and how successful was the Spitzenkandidat process?
Who should attend?
This annual session is aimed at Association Secretaries General or Executive Directors, and their leading public affairs secretariat members.
about the speaker
Richard Steel is a Senior Associate at Interel and heads up its Parliament Intelligence Unit.
Richard has 30 years’ experience of working in and around the European Parliament, informing and advising clients on the latest developments, and providing early warning on what lies ahead. He has worked for a large number of international corporations and trade associations, mainly in the fields of energy, environment, food, and health. He gives regular talks on the new powers and personalities in Parliament. He has attended over 200 plenary sessions in Strasbourg and writes a monthly “Postcard from Strasbourg”, giving a light-hearted account of the weeks’ proceedings.
Richard is happy to call himself Scottish, British, and European while those three options remain open to him!
Please register to attend by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Where: Interel Offices, Rue de Luxembourg 22-24, B-1000, Brussels
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