Brussels Briefings


The date of the briefing has been changed to take account of the extra European Council meeting  this coming Sunday and the discussions in the margins of the G20 summit in Tokyo. The new date is July 4 at 11 am but the venue Norway House remains the same. Subscribers who wish to attend should register with

The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years

The European Strategy Forum  met in Lisbon at the end March. The subject was:

The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years

Many senior EU institutions representatives and government officials met with academics, commentators and business executives for a free and frank (under the Chatham House Rule) discussion over one and a half days. Several interesting ideas were discussed and were fed back into the political process in Brussels.

European Strategy Forum

Since 1 March 2014 the European Strategy Forum, which was founded in Portugal in 2006 has been integrated in and managed by EuroComment in Brussels. The Forum’s character and objectives remain unchanged (see 2015 programme)) and it will continue to meet up to four times a year in Croatia and Portugal, though meetings may also be held in Italy and Spain if the management committee so decides.

EuroComment is responsible for the finances of the Forum issuing and settling invoices in connection with its activities. In order to ensure continuity and enhance the quality of the meetings, EuroComment has constituted a small management committee.  Frans van Daele will join Peter Ludlow and Vladimir Drobjnac as chairmen.

Attendance at the ESF is by invitation only. However if you think that your company would both benefit from and be able to contribute to these confidential, high level discussions please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

European Strategy Forum

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Latest Publications

The latest publications are the analysis of the informal European Council in Sibiu, Romania and the pre-summit briefing of the informal European Council meeting on Tuesday 28 May.

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Peter Ludlow

EuroComment Dialogue Group

We had an extremely interesting and informative meeting in Berlin where we discussed not just the economic and business developments and prognoses in Germany but also the changing external challenges. The next meetings will be in Brussels in June, in the Hague in July and in Rome in September.

Contact EuroComment if you would like to see the programme and think that the opportunity for discussion with senior policy makers in the main EU capitals that the dialogue group provides could be useful to your company.