Our guest speaker, Frank Engel, Member of the European Parliament, will speak on the subject: "All the Good Things Britain Could Do For Europe - A Christmas Selection."
As 2014 draws to a close, who would not believe that the past year has been pivotal in shaping British stances towards the European Union? In September, the UK itself avoided becoming disunited, but as UKIP's national fortunes rise, the British political establishment feels increasingly cornered. Among other signs, the refusal of David Cameron to support Jean-Claude Juncker's bid for the presidency of the Commission was a clear indication that Britain wants to explore uncharted waters in Europe. As a country which once ruled the waves, this seems the logical thing to do. At the upcoming Christmas Lunch, a modest contribution towards mapping alternative courses in and for Europe will be explored.
Frank Engel, MEP, studied law at the universities of Brussels and Metz. He was political assistant to Jacques Santer, former President of the European Commission, in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed as secretary general of the parliamentary group of CSV, a position he held until his first election to the European Parliament in 2009. Re-elected in 2014, he sits on the Committees for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Economic and Monetary Affairs.
The apéritifs, which are generously sponsored by KPMG Luxembourg, will be served from 12:00, followed by lunch. As always, this event is an unashamedly festive occasion and your spouses and friends, as well as colleagues and business associates, are most cordially welcome.
Our co-sponsors, CHAMP Cargosystems, have generously donated the christmas crackers and Luxair, 2 x 2 round trip tickets to a destination of chocie which will be drawn at the lunch.
The price, €70 for BCC Members and their guests and €85 for Non-Members, will include a traditional Christmas three-course meal with wine and coffee. To reserve a table (for ten), please inform the secretariat at email@example.com giving us the names and company names of your guests. If you wish to attend this event please complete the reservation form.
Places are limited, and this event has become increasingly popular, therefore priority will be given to Members. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.