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Brussels Wednesday Social with Commissioner Vestager

On 8 March 2017 the European Movement International, together with METRO AG and EuroCommerce, held the 7th Wednesday Social Brussels, taking place at Solvay Library. This event launched a series of discussions on the “Prospects for Europe”, kicking off with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, who spoke about ‘A European Society of Fairness and Equal Opportunities‘.

Further speakers were Pieter C. Boone,  Management Board, METRO GROUP, CEO  METRO Cash & Carr and Eva Maydell MEP, Vice-President, European Movement International. The discussion was moderated by Joe B. Lynam, BBC.

Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician and has been the European Commissioner for Competition since 2014. She served as a Member of Parliament (Folketing) 2001 to 2014, representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). She was the political leader of her party from 2007 to 2014, and served as Minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior from 2011 to 2014. Commissioner Vestager was 2016 elected as winner in the Woman of Power category by European Movement International at the newly introduced Women of Europe Awards.

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What is the Brussels Wednesday Social?

In cooperation with the European Movement International and EuroCommerce, METRO GROUP organises the “Brussels Wednesday Social”, modelled on the Berlin salon culture, to discuss retail and wholesale issues connected to political and social debates in Brussels.

You can find out more about the Brussels Wednesday Socials here.

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