Joint event PWI Brussels and EPWN Amsterdam to European Parliament & Commission- 22 March 2012

30 Mar 2012 17:11 | Armelle Loghmanian

It was interesting to hear Mrs Corien Wortmann, who is Vice-President of the European People´s Party (EPP). I found the Q&A interesting and I've discovered that despite what we think from outside, the Dutch society is still quite conservative. The  social pressure is high on working mothers ( you are not a good mother if you work fulltime!) and they still have trouble finding good solutions for taking care of their children.

Being located in Brussels and participating in a lot of the EC presentations and round tables, I feared - I must admit - that the EC presentation would not be interesting enough for you. But I realized it was really an eye opener for a lot of you. The quality of the speakers was also very important. Both Rosalinde Van Vlies and Laura Beke were excellent. A particular thumb up to Laura Beke for her professionalism despite her young age ;)

After a drink in a sunny Brussels on Place de Luxembourg, we headed up to " la table d'Arthur" for a nice buffet. This gave me the opportunity to meet some of our Amsterdam' members and I had an exquisite and very interesting talk with them. Too bad we could not spend more time together.

Final word from all: " let's redo soon a similar event"

The only negative point for me: PWI members were outnumbered by EPWN Amsterdam ones. I hope next time, more of you could join us. You really missed an excellent event :)

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