Virtual Event: The Parliamentary Dimension of the EU Council Presidency
November 18, 2020
Germany has held the Presidency of the EU Council for four months. The numerous ministerial meetings – virtual or in person – are the subject of broad media coverage. What is less known, however, is that the Bundestag and Bundesrat also play a special role as presidential parliaments at this particular time.
How do parliaments deal with the crises and challenges in Europe? How great is the pressure to wave through difficult political compromises such as the multiannual financial framework? What can parliamentarians, but also civil society, do through them to master major political challenges – in particular climate change and digital transformation?
- Dr. Katja Leikert Member of the German Bundestag, Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU / CSU Parliamentary Group
- Thomas Boué , Director General Policy EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance
- Szilvia Kalmár, Deputy Managing Director, Erste Lesung
- Sebastian Gröning von Thüna, Board Member, Europe Professionell
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。