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October 5, 2018

The Comitology Newsletter is a 4-page summary of the month’s most important developments in EU secondary legislation.

Main news this month: 

  1. EFSA reform: has the Commission done its homework?

  2. Commission invites public comment on Better Regulation agenda

  3. PEST Committee targets comitology procedure in draft report

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July 28, 2018

I am very pleased to welcome under the EPPA umbrella this first edition of the new Comitology Newsletter, a free publication of four pages. 

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Stefan Schepers, Chairman of EPPA.

May 18, 2018

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE - EPPA et PACT European Affairs fusionnent leurs services et leurs réseaux et relancent ‘The European Training Institute’ (ETI)

EPPA et PACT European Affairs sont deux consultances en affaires européennes volontairement ‘continentales’ dans une Union Européenne post-Brexit. Culturellement proches, les deux cabinets disposent d’une expertise à la fois technique, politique et stratégique, d’une clientèle internationale et d’équipes multiculturelles, d’une...

May 18, 2018

PRESS RELEASE - EPPA and PACT European Affairs merge their services and networks and relaunch ‘The European Training Institute’ (ETI)

EPPA and PACT European Affairs are two ‘continental’ EU affairs consultancies in a post-Brexit EU. Operating on the basis of a very similar culture, both firms are built upon technical, political and strategic expertise, an international clientele, multicultural teams, long-standing advocacy experience and an intimate knowledge of EU decision...

September 21, 2017

On the 21st of September, we had the pleasure of welcoming Ms Marlene Rosemarie Madsen, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen,Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness for a debate on how to protect the competitivity of EU industry in an uncertain political climate.

The world business environment is experiencing some serious political challenges lately. On the one hand, Brexit & the new Trump administration may lead to increased concerns while, o...

October 10, 2016

On 7 September 2016, we had the pleasure of welcoming MEP Cristian-Silviu Bușoi for a debate on how the European Parliament will deal with the European Commission's proposal to introduce scientific identification criteria for endocrine disruptors (EDs).

Mr Busoi is Member of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP), from Romania, and member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

Mr Busoi shared his views on this politically sensitive...

October 9, 2016

EPPA was chosen by the Polish Council Presidency in 2011 to manage the work of the independent, tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management.

The High Level Group was set up to advise the European Council, Competitiveness Council and the European Commission on how to improve the framework conditions for innovation in Europe.

The Group's two reports and recommendations continue to influence ongoing reform processes. Given the very positive reception of its work...

June 8, 2016

Istanbul University, 21 May 2016

Having spoken last year at the first International Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, organised by Istanbul University, Stefan Schepers was invited again at a preparatory conference for the second International Conference in 2017. Also Julius Waller was invited to speak.

The event was opened by the Turkish State Secretary for Industry, Science and Technology, Hasan Ali Celek. It brought together a number of academics,...

April 18, 2016

On 12 April 2016, we welcomed Dr. Peter Dröll, Director in DG Research & Innovation at the European Commission. Dr. Dröll gave a unique insight into the new research and innovation policy developments of the Commission, among other issues new ways of research funding and the role of the planned European Innovation Council.


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February 11, 2016

On January 19 we welcomed Alfredo Panarella, Economic Advisor at the Cabinet of the President of the European Council.

The role of the President of the European Council has grown in importance for the EU ever since its establishment up to the point where it is now the principal source of political direction of the EU. In particular in the present confluence of multiple crises its role is crucial in elaborating difficult political compromises and in maintaining the Single Ma...

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