EVENTSQuo Vadis EU in 2017? How national elections & political / economic developments in 2017 will impact EU future?



Brussles based Think Tank, Vote Watch Europe ( & Berlin based CAPITALS Circle Group ( cordially inivte you on 24.1 to Vote Watch Europe + CCG EU Policy Business Breakfast Series #1 with the topic:

“Quo Vadis EU in 2017? How national elections & political / economic developments in 2017 will impact EU future?”

When: 24.1.2017: 9.00 – 10.30 (From 8.30 warming up networking)

Where: Vote Watch Europe Offices: VoteWatch Europe’s office, Avenue Tervueren 32-34, 6th floor (at the entry into the Cinquantenaire galleries, take the left hand side entry)

Speakers: Doru Frantescu, Co – Founder & CEO, Vote Watch Europe (Brussels) + Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA, Founder & Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group (Berlin) & Guest Lecturer, Public Affairs / Policy, SRH Berlin University (Former Diplomat)

Format: Impulse Speeches by the 2 speakers & then interactive dialogue with the active participation of the participants.

Participation: Only by personal invitation. Limited seats. The participation is free of charge. There will be served coffee, juice, water & breakfast snacks. Deadline for registration is 21 January 2017.

Topic & Dialogue Background: If you think that 2016 was a dynamic year politically & economic wise, please rethink it! The new year is expected with many & difficult political & economic twists in the European & global governance, which will also change EU’s future. Upcoming changes in EU and the US will gradually reshape the current opinions & positions globally and hence the international relations patterns & balances. Geo-political realignments & changes will affect global and EU governance, trade, businesses, economies and societies.

The new Trump administration takes over in January, Brexit negotiations are due to start in March, while rising protectionist and nationalist forces will confront the establishments in elections in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands throughout the year. Moreover, we should not forget that the Greek crisis case is still ongoing & the second evaluation of the program is open. Get an insight view on the topics & the political & economic perspectives of EU in 2017 from our experts!

About the organisers:

VoteWatch Europe, ( is the Brussels-based think tank most followed by European Parliamentarians.

CAPITALS Circle Group (CCG) ( is a Berlin based but international active & innovative Public Affairs / Policy & Economics Advisory.

Best Regards,

Doru Frantescu Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA

Managing Director, VoteWatch Europe Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group