Cognito Breakfast Byte with Syed Kamall MEP
One of the best ways to start the day is with a good coffee and an interesting discussion. Cognito London brought both together at our most recent Breakfast Byte with Syed Kamall, Member of the European Parliament for London and Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (70 MEPs from 15 countries with a ‘Eurorealist’/market liberal outlook).
Syed took a distinguished audience of senior financial services executives through the most pressing issues in the relationship between the City of London and the EU, touching on the new Juncker Commission, its relationship with the European Parliament and the dynamics of the ECON committee with its new membership. Held under the Chatham House rule, the topics covered also included the meaning of “Capital Markets Union”, the challenge of UK “goldplating”, the priorities of Jonathan Hill as new Financial Services Commissioner, and the overall political scene as the next UK General Election approaches, followed by the potential in/out referendum in 2017.
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