What: The new EU budget, the Green Deal and future challenges

When: Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February

Where: Room ASP 1E3, European Parliament


How will the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MMF) work in the context of the Green Deal? How to deal with security challenges and the ambitions of a geopolitical European Commission put forward by the commission president Ursula von der Leyen?

Moderators: Otmar Lahodynsky (Profil, AT), Alexandra Brzozowski (Euractiv), Alexandros Koronakis (New Europe)… 


Tuesday February 18  


Welcome by Ep Press Service (Raffaela De Marte) & AEJ  President Otmar Lahodynsky


14.15-16.30 First panel :  

Jorge Nunez Ferrer, PhD CEPS and Michael Wimmer, Head of Unit MFF in the EC

MEP Rasmus Andresen (Greens/EFA), who is member of the Budget Committee, and Monica Hohlmeier (EPP)(tbc). 

Dr Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute.


16.30-18.00 Second panel:

MEP’s  Polish MEP Zdzislas Krasnodebski ( ECR, ITRE) (tbc), Austrian Angelika Winzig (PPE, Budget) (tbc) and Clotilde Armand (Renew, Budget) and Eva Kaili (S&D) (tbc)


18.30-20.30 Networking:     

Holland House, Place du Luxembourg (Rue d’Arlon 20, 1050 Bruxelles) with special guest(s)speakers (tbc)


Wednesday February 19



MEP Johan van Overtveld, Pres BUDG, on MFF


Debate with experts / Intervention of MEP Othmar Karas (EPP) (tbc)


Coffee break 11.00


11.30-12.30   Discussion     

MEP Margarida Marques (S&D)

MEP Valerie Hayer  (Renew ), Anna Fotyga (ECR)(tbc) and Filip DeMan (ID) (tbc)


Sandwich lunch 12.30


13.00-13.50        European commissioner Johannes Hahn responsible for budget


13.50-14.00       Conclusion by AEJ president Otmar Lahodynsky and end of the seminar