1 MARCH, 6.30pm, at the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium ///
The UK makes up 12% of the population of the European Union but only holds 5% of posts within its institutions. In 2011, for example, less than 2% of the applicants to the European Commission Concours were British and in 2012 we will see the 1972 intake of British citizens start to retire. What does this mean for EU policy making and what does it mean for British business?
We will be holding a discussion discussion with Robert Madelin, Director-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission, Jonathan Faull, Director-General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission, a UK MEP and business representative.
This event will be of interest to all those who follow both EU and British decision making and politics as well as British citizens, including those who may be taking the forthcoming EU Concours.
Fully understanding the issues is a first step to developing pragmatic solutions to address a British problem with European consequences. We are delighted to be working with the Brussels New Generation (BNG), which is powered by the British Chamber, to highlight and facilitate discussion on these important issues.
The one-hour policy discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. The event is open to all nationalities. Registration is mandatory.
Robert Madelin, Director-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Jonathan Faull, Director-General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Michael Collins, Managing Director, European Government Affairs, Citibank
Dr. Richard Corbett, Member of the cabinet of Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council
Moderated by Richard Corliss, Chair of Brussels New Generation
Welcome of behalf of the British Brussels Network by Phillip Souta, Director of BNE