Reception in Brussels
The Second Reception of FENCA
took place in the European affairs center - Brussels
on December 9th, 2009.
The Highlights of the parliamentary evening and the annual receipt of FENCA on December 9th at the representative office Avenue Michel-Ange 68 in Brussels European Quarter:
The vice-presidents of the European Parliament Rainer Wieland and Diana Wallis as well as Barbara Weiler, "rapporteur" of the actual revision of the directive on combating late payment, were welcomed as guests of honour by 12 European delegates of the FENCA. The contribution of both vice-presidents of the EU-Parliament, Rainer Wieland and Diana Wallis, as well as of the representative Barbara Weiler, reporter in the matter of late payment, at the receipt this year was a particular honour of special importance for FENCA and its members. The "rapporteur" for the revision of the directive on combating late payment in civil and commercial matters of the European Parliament, Barbara Weiler, made the inaugural address.
The vice-presidents of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis and Rainer Wieland, were at the disposal of FENCA-delegates, the participating interlocutors in the European Commission and the circle of relevant stakeholders for an ample and inspiring expert discussion. In the light of the new constitution of the European Parliament and the ongoing approval of European Commissioners College this represents a special honor and accomplishment at the same time. This support would not have been possible without the long lasting preliminary work and the complaisant collaboration on a professional level of all parties.
FENCA and its members do not consider themselves as single-tracked stakeholders, but in the first instance as a partner in the complex European legislative proceeding. Vice-president Rainer Wieland in particular got keenly involved during the exchange of experiences with the German member BDIU in Cologne, Baden Baden and Brussels and demonstrated his excellent citizen relation as well as his outstanding expertise. Also the quite fresh but professionally intensive collaboration since October this year with the reporter of the European Parliament, Barbara Weiler, does already yield to fruit. FENCA-members like the BDIU and CSA from Great Britain willingly made for clarifying the current hearings. Due to the commitment of CSA, vice-president Diana Wallis played competently part in the expert discussions and completed the circle of guests of honour with her competence.
The fact speaks for itself that all guests made time and that the responsible staff of the European Commission such as Mr. Hans Ingels of the GD Enterprise and Mr. Joao Simoes de Almeida of the GD Justice but also the colleagues of FECMA, Intrum and UEA-PME did vivaciously and competently participate. The upcoming work in relation to the legislative initiatives concerning for example the combat of late payment, the creation of transparency of debtors' assets, the attachment of bank accounts, the E-justice and the revision of Brussels I Regulation will be more ample and ambitious than ever.
Thus, the basis for a prospective collaboration full of success has concertedly been established!
Participants of FENCA`s Reception were inter alios:
Barbara Weiler, Rainer Wieland, Gregor Vollkommer, Hans Ingels, Idaira Robayna Alfonso, Pia Skaerbak, Andreas Striegnitz, Joao Almeida, Nic de Potter, Diana Wallis, Nadine Dauer, Kornel Tinguely, Ivo Klimes, Andreas Aumüller, Jet Creemers, Krzysztof Matela, Roger Lucas, Robert Bell, Robert Simmen, Hans Ludwig Körner, Vladimir Gazarek, Georg Kovacs, Alexandra Popa, Alexandre Gonzva, Jan Schneider-Maessen, Ludo Theunissen, Pascale Jongejans, Stefan Zickgraf, Frederic Maas, Paula Schneider, Emilia Szymanska.
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