Breakfast debate about TTIP with Hiddo Houben

On Friday 27th June, the Washington European Society organized a breakfast debate about the ongoing trade negotiations between the US and the European Union. We were joined by Hiddo Houben, the Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section at the EU Delegation in Washington, DC. The conversation touched upon the latest developments within the negotiation cycle and the technical, as well as political challenges that the negotiators face. Not surprisingly, the issues raised as contentious by participants were the so-called Investor-state Dispute Settlement mechanism, the barriers to agriculture and financial services. Mr Houben addressed these and others skillfully, as the plates and the coffee cups were being emptied. If you want to join us next time for one of our policy debates, or other events, make sure you put yourself on the mailing list and keep track of the events posted on our website.

Events archive

  • Debate with Paul Adamson on the result of European elections (May 2014)
  • Private viewing of the art from Haiti at the Haitian art gallery Galerie Monin (May 2014)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Domenico Lombardi, Senior Fellow at Brookings, on the Italian Election (February 2013)
  • WES Christmas Party at L2 (December 2012)
  • Breakfast Discussion with the Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera, Christina Scheppelmann (November 2012)
  • WES Discussion on the U.S Election (November 2012)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Sasha Issenberg, Monocle Magazine, on his book “The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns (September 2012)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Atul Singh, Founder and Editor-of-Chief of Fair Observer, on the Global Media Landscape (August 2012)
  • WES Summer Party at L2 (July 2012)
  • Dinner Event with Washington DC Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, Edward Luce, on the U.S. Election (June 2012)
  • Event on “Internet Freedom and Open Government” with the Wikimedia Foundation DC and the Estonian Embassy (April 2012)
  • Exhibition Opening of Suprasensorial at the Hirshhorn Museum (February 2012)
  • Reception and Discussion on Innovation and Education at the Embassy of Finland with Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde and Professor Daniel Hamilton (February 2012)
  • WES Christmas Part at L2 (December 2011)
  • Panel Discussion on “The Future of Europe” with Alan Beattie, Annette Heuser and Angel Ubide (December 2011)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Professor Oreste Foppiani (November 2011)
  • Any Warhol VIP Opening at Hirshhorn Museum (September 2011)
  • Dinner Discussion with Bahraini Ambassador Ms Nonoo (September 2011)
  • Dinner Discussion with Ambassador Mr Areikat, P.L.O. Delegation to the U.S. (September 2011)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Reinhard Butikofer, Member of European Parliament (July 2011)
  • WES Summer Party at L2  (June 2011)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Steffen Kern, Helmut Schmidt Fellow (Transatlantic Academy) and a Director at Deutsche Bank (June 2011)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Gordon Bajnai, former Prime Minister of Hungary (June 2011)
  • Breakfast Discussion with Dan Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS) (May 2011)
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  • Dinner Discussion with Cris Popa, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania (April 2011)
  • SpeedDebating on Wikileaks, Middle East etc (February 2011)
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  • Dinner Discussion with Janamitra Devan, Vice President, World Bank (January 2011)
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