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Slovak Presidency in the Council of the EU: Opportunities for Business Engagement
22. jún. 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
On July 1, 2016, Slovakia will become the presiding country in the Council of the EU. The framework of the priorities of the presidency has already been set, focusing on stronger economy, deepening of internal markets, as well as security/ migration and immediate neighborhood issues. At this communication club, just one day prior to the BREXIT referendum, we will discuss:
- What does the Slovak Presidency mean for business?
- How can the BREXIT referendum influence the Slovak presidency
- What can the businesses learn from other Presidencies? (insights from the Danish Presidency)
Martin Bresson, Senior Advisor of our partner consultancy FleishmanHillard Brussels
For several years, Martin was a member of the Danish Government, and he was also responsible for the Danish Presidency in the Council of the EU. (more info below)
Representative of the Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs responsible for the Presidency
June 22, 2016 starting at 11.30
SEESAME, Mlynske nivy 48, Bratislava
R.S.V.P. by June 17th here
11.30 – 12.00 Light lunch and networking
12.00 – 12.15 Priorities of the Slovak Presidency; Speaker from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs responsible for the Presidency
12.15 – 12.45 Q&A
12.45 – 13.15 Slovak Presidency from the business perspective; Martin Bresson, Senior Advisor, FleishmanHillard Brussels
13.15 – 13.30 Discussion
About the speaker
Martin is a Senior Advisor to FleishmanHillard’s Practice in Brussels. He specialises in delivering senior counsel to the clients in all sectors on policy and regulatory issues impacting their organisations, including financial services, competition policy, consumer protection, corporate governance, company law, energy, ICT and trade.
Martin joined FleishmanHillard in 2012 from a decade with the Danish public administration including serving on a number of cross ministerial coordination units and 4 years as Director for the International Secretariat of the Danish Ministry for Business and Growth where he was responsible for Danish-EU relations as well as world trade/free trade negotiations and maritime affairs. Latterly Martin acted as Minister Counselor for the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU where he was responsible for overseeing Denmark’s chairing of the Presidency on financial services and market and industry policy issues. Before joining the civil service Martin worked as a political consultant in Danish trade organizations representing both Industry and primary producers.
Martin holds a Masters of Laws from the University of Copenhagen and a Master of Executive Business Strategy, as well as postgraduate diplomas in negotiation and dispute resolution and global business development. Martin was for six years external assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen at the faculty of European Law. He is fluent in both English and Danish and has a working knowledge of German and French.