Brussels Briefings

Peter Ludlow will analyse the October European Council at a briefing in Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels on Wednesday 24 October at 2.30pm. Subscribers to the publications should register  at before noon on 23 October if they want to attend.

Brexit Briefings

The Brexit Briefings on 13 April discussed both the politics & economics of Brexit. Senior speakers from Brussels and London gave a sober picture of developments and several company speakers confirmed that plans were already underway to relocate parts of their business in EU countries. The conclusions of the conference can be seen in Brexit Briefing 18/2 which is available to participants at the meeting and EuroComment subscribers.

The next Brexit Briefing at the Athenaeum Club will be in July. Contact us if you would like to attend this fee paying event.

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 co-chaired by Antonio Vitorino, Vladimir Drobnjak and Peter Ludlow, all of whom will also continue to share the chairmanship of the Forum’s meetings.

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

Archive Volumes

Historians and other academics interested in the evolution of the European Union over time or at one particular period may like to acquire some of the commentaries written since 2000. Send us the form requesting a quotation and we will send you a price for the papers you are interested in. See the complete list of Eurocomment papers updated to July 2016.

Latest Publications

The latest publications are the pre-summit briefing and evaluation of the Sofia meeting on Innovation and Digital, Iran, Trade and the Western Balkans. There will soon be a brief paper on the present state of migration into the EU and the challenges ahead. This will be followed by the pre-summit briefing on the June European Council on 28/29 June.

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EuroComment Dialogue Group

There have been three meetings of the Dialogue Group so far this year. In January we met in Lisbon, on 11 April we met in Madrid and on May 29 we met in Berlin. In each capital we had discussions with government officials, central bank representatives, academic economists and political analysts in order to understand the present state of the economic and political regime and the challenges ahead. We were also able to express our concerns and give the various ministry officials and bankers an understanding of the investment community’s viewpoint. Later in the year there will be meetings in Brussels, Paris and possibly Rome.

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.