The ‘Roland Berger Parliamentary Evening’ event was held on 13 November 2019 at the Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels. The event hosted a private dinner discussion with Dr. Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament; Dr. Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive at European Policy Centre; and Professor Dr. Torsten Oltmanns, Partner at Roland Berger.

This exclusive dinner discussion, entitled “How Smart Regulation can Enhance Innovation and Growth” was the perfect opportunity for the speakers and our distinguished guests to address the role of smart regulation in fostering innovation and growth in the particular context of the political transition from President Juncker’s European Commission to President von der Leyen’s.

Indeed, better regulation remains a priority in the new European Commission. President Ursula von der Leyen, stressed the importance of the ‘One In, One Out’ principle to cut red tape, stating that every legislative proposal creating new burdens should relieve people and businesses of an equivalent existing burden at EU level in the same policy area. The dinner was therefore the perfect moment for all participants, as stakeholders within the field of better regulation, to discuss the current state of European regulations and how they should evolve.

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