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  • The EBA/ EMA – did Paris and Amsterdam win at the expense of future EU-27 unity?

    November 22, 2017

    When European leaders earlier this year decided to settle the controversial issue of where to relocate European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Agency (EBA), with a vote in the General Affairs Council, they did so to avoid the a potentially ugly fight amongst leaders. This was key in order not to upset the new found and much needed unity of the EU27 following the Brexit referendum and the triggering of Article 50. What seemed...

  • The Emissions Trading System 4.0: Europe doing its homework under Paris Agreement

    November 17, 2017

    On 8 November European negotiators struck a final deal on the revision of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for the period 2021-2030, proposed by the European Commission in July 2015. The agreement marks a major step forward in Europe’s efforts against climate change, as it is the main legislative act implementing the European Union’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 on the 1990 levels, alongside the non-ETS sector target being delivered...

  • FleishmanHillard Shortlisted For Six European Public Affairs Awards

    November 7, 2017

    FleishmanHillard is proud to announce that the campaigns 'Switch On Europe', TrumpetHealth, and Five Days of Brexit have been nominated to receive awards under six categories for the 2017 European Public Affairs Awards on 22nd November 2017. The European Public Affairs Awards are a joint venture between Government Knowledge, Public Relations and Communications that recognises consultancy firms for their outstanding work in the industry. FH created these campaigns as a way to creatively bring awareness...

  • Choosing the Right Tool

    October 26, 2017

    In the modern world, we are surrounded by technology. Everything we do – be it work, play, or ‘nothing at all’ when scrolling through Twitter – creates data. As our lives become even more intertwined with technology, there must still be an outlet for practical, real-life methodologies for situations benefitting from this approach. We must understand not just how to navigate or use technology, but also identify when digital is the right tool, versus when...

  • FleishmanHillard organises roundtable on post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans

    October 25, 2017

    Lunch roundtable CO2 emissions standards for cars and vans: the road ahead Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 12.30h to 14.00h (light lunch from 12.00h) FleishmanHillard, Square de Meeûs 35, 1000 Brussels Keynote introduction by Artur Runge-Metzger Director, European Commission DG for Climate Action (CLIMA)   The FH Transport and Energy Teams would like to invite you for a roundtable on the post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans. The Commission is expected to reveal the...

  • Autumn Cocktail 2017: Reconnecting With Former FH Colleagues

    October 24, 2017

      FleishmanHillard Brussels is excited to welcome former colleagues for its “FH Alumni cocktail” on the 23rd of November. This event will take place at FleishmanHillard’s Brussels office and will be an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful people who passed through our office and have remained firm friends. If you are an FH alumni and you have not registered yet, please do so by sending an email to Sebastien.DeRoos@fleishmaneurope.com!...

  • An FH Overview on the Future of EU Transport

    October 20, 2017

    The only certainty we have is that everything is uncertain. Of course, that applies to the EU transport sector as well. In times of confusion and lack of trust, it is important to plan ahead and try to minimise any risks. With dieselgate not being that far behind, manufacturers are trying to regain the trust of millions of EU citizens who are now sceptical towards other promises. Additionally, the industry is attempting to grasp the...

  • From Brussels to Brazil: Professionalising government affairs

    October 16, 2017

    On Thursday, October 12, James Stevens, Senior Partner and Managing Director at FleishmanHillard Brussels addressed a visiting delegation of officials and government relations executives from IRELGOV, the Brazilian Insitute for Government Relations, on the practice of government affairs at an EU level. The institute has the objective of increasing the level of professionalism, competences and ethical practices of government relations in Brazil. The visiting delegation spent a week in Bruges and Brussels learning about the...

  • FleishmanHillard Talks Stunts with DSW and JA Europe

    October 10, 2017

    On 5th October 2017, FleishmanHillard hosted a group of Europe-based NGOs and industry representatives keen to glean further expertise on managing stunts and campaigns. This was an opportunity for everyone to share ideas and experiences, together gaining a better understanding of stunt use. The discussion focused on two simple questions: when and how should you employ stunts within a campaign? The meeting was headed by David Turier, VP and member of the Social, Digital and...

  • FleishmanHillard Cybersecurity Roundtable Summary

    October 6, 2017

    On Thursday 5 October, FleishmanHillard held a roundtable entitled “Commission’s 2017 Cybersecurity Strategy: How will it impact your business?”. The event brought together over 40 industry representatives to engage in a lively discussion with Gemma Carolillo, Policy Officer in the Unit on Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy, DG Connect and Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General of the European Cyber Security Organisation. Following lunch, Agata Pavía, VP & Head of FleishmanHillard Technology Team, opened the roundtable as Ms. Carolillo...