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Regeneration – EU: the ‘five potatoes’ principle

Edit Herczog, GÉANT’s Senior EU Liaison Adviser, features in the European Parliament Former Member Association (EPFMA) Bulletin this month with an article on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) and NextGenerationEU (NGEU) highlighting the importance of safeguards, checks and balances for the sake of future generations.

“We find ourselves at a crossroads, and we can either continue with our past behaviours, do things differently to ensure the welfare of all, or exclude part of society, maintain the welfare of a few and leave the rest behind.”

Read Edit’s take on the topic on pages 37-38 of the Bulletin.


Edit Herczog was a Member of European Parliament (MEP) from 2004- 2014. Her own small consultancy is providing long term compass to generate competitive advantage based on excellence. Interested in the future and prosperity she mostly works on subjects of Data, Research, ICT and Energy, and the Budget as a main ingredient to them. This is the third MFF in which she is engaged. Edit is a committed ‘transatlanticist’. She is a Board member of the Transatlantic Policy Network an NGO registered in Washington DC to build bridges between EU and US Parliamentarians, civil servants, and businesses. She is also member of the Global Council of the Research Data Alliance. She visited Denver in 2016 as a keynote speaker at the RDA Plenary.

Edit is Hungarian and lives in Brussels. Before being elected as a politician, she worked for Unilever and ICI.  She understands the East and West divide. Her motto from the beginning of her career is: “find what unites and understand what divide us”.

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