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18 september – EVENT EMI ism PR NRW


What do the German elections mean for Europe, Brussels 18 September 2017

On 18 September, a week before German voters head to the polls to cast their ballot, the European Movement International, together with the European Movement Germany, will hold an event in Brussels to discuss the upcoming German federal elections from a European perspective.

Featuring speakers from civil society organisations, political groups and the business sector, this debate aims to talk about the German elections in a European context. Which EU-related issues are primarily featured in the German election campaign and in the party programmes? What are the priorities of German voters? How will the outcome affect businesses and what is the view from Brussels?

After an initial discussion in which the panelists offer their views and insights into the German election, the moderator will open the floor to questions from the audience. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Event Programme

18.00-18.30: Check-in

18.30-18.40: Welcoming words by Rainer Steffens, Director of the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU

18.40-19.20: Panel discussion – The German federal election in a European context

  • Bernd Hüttemann, Secretary General, European Movement Germany
  • Christian Kremer, Deputy Secretary General, EPP
  • Gabriele Bischoff, President of the Workers’ Group, EESC
  • Maria Heider, Director EU Affairs, METRO GROUP
  • Isabell Hoffmann, Project Manager, “Europas Zukunft”, Bertelsmann Foundation

19.20-19.45: Q&A with the moderator, Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General, European Movement International

19.45: Networking drinks

This event is kindly supported by the Permanent Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU.

September 18, 2017, 18.00-20.00



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