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Previous events

Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERA

10 September 2018

Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERAOur second meeting took place on September 10, 2018 in the centre of Madrid, where The Spanish National Bar Association (Consejo General de la Abogacía Española) provided us with the meeting place in their headquarters at Paseo de Recoletos 13.

The subject of the meeting was: “Procedural Guarantees in the Fight against Corruption and other Crimes in a Political Environment”.

The panel was formed by:

  • SALVADOR GUERRERO PALOMARES, Attorney-at-Law in Madrid, and Professor of Procedural Law at the University of Málaga. He is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the CCBE.
  • JOSÉ MANUEL RIBEIRO DE ALMEIDA, Procurator of the Republic in the Portuguese Constitutional Court, Lisbon.
  • SANTIAGO SOLDEVILA FRAGOSO, a Member of the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, and a former Member of the European Union General Court.
  • MANUEL MEDINA ORTEGA, former member of the European Parliament acted as a moderator of the panel.

Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERAThe total number of participants at the meeting was 31, including the chairman of the Portuguese Chapter, CARLOS DE ALMEIDA LEMOS, the Director of ERA, WOLFGANG HEUSEL, and the President of the Friends of ERA Association, JETTIE VAN CAENEGEM. The attendees contributed to an interesting discussion and lively exchange.

The meeting was followed by a lunch at the Café Gijón.

It was agreed that the next meeting of the Chapter should be again in Madrid in 2020 on a subject to be agreed later on.

“La Unión Europea hoy: Nuestros mayores desafíos y algunas dificultades”

15 March 2016
Lunch Discussion with Joaquín Almunia

We were delighted to host a wonderful lunch on the 15 March 2016 at the Café de Oriente
in Madrid with the Friends of ERA Spanish Chapter. It was pleasant to see such high-quality debate taking place at the meal, thanks to the interesting talk given by Joaquín Almunia, former member of the European Commission, who spoke on the challenges and difficulties facing the European Union today. His presence and contributions to the debate were insightful and altogether, it culminated in a thought-provoking exchange around the table. La Unión Europea hoy: Nuestros mayores desafíos y algunas dificultadesThe three course meal at the heart of Madrid was a superb setting for the event, and many thanks go to Manuel Medina Ortega (Coordinator of the Friends of ERA Spanish Chapter) for his hard-work and organisation of the event.

Those who attended are looking forward to the next meeting of the Spanish Chapter, and we warmly extend our invitations to anyone interested in attending. Details of future events will be available on the ERA website when confirmed.