ALDE Party Liberal Breakfast on connection between rule of law and economic recovery

October 13, 2021 | 09:00AM-11:00AM
Press Club, Brussels, Belgium

ALDE Party and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and are hosting the next Liberal Breakfast to discuss the implications of rule of law breaches on EU’s economic recovery after COVID-19 on 13 October at 9:30 CEST.

Throughout the pandemic we have seen an increase in breaches of rule of law such as corruption, both politically and economically, threats to judicial independence, and limitations to media freedom. This issues not only has a consequence on the economic response to the pandemic but on the protection of human rights and democratic norms. This Liberal Breakfast will explore the effects of these breaches on the economic recovery of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis as well as lessons learned and possible steps to tackle these issues.

Join us to debate on how the EU and its Member States can work together to confront these challenges and guarantee that EU treaties are respected and upheld, while ensuring an economic recovery that is fair for all!

How to join?

The event will take place in a hybrid format. We have very limited space for in-person participation in Brussels, so please send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to join us live. Your registration to attend in-person is not confirmed unless you have an email confirmation back from us.

To join online, please register in advance through this link


  • 9:00 Arrivals and registration (if joining at the Press Club in Brussels)
  • 9:30 Welcome
  • 9:35 Panel Discussion
    • MEP tbc
    • Katalin Cseh MEP, Renew Europe Group Vice-president and member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Delegation for Relations with the US of the European Parliament.
    • Charlotte Arwidi, Head of Unit, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Fraud Strategy and Analysis, OLAF
    • Olivier Salles, Head of Unit, Policy Coordination and Communication, OLAF
    • Moderator: Jana Weber, Human Rights and EU Funding Manager, FNF Europe
  • 10:30 End of the event
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