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  • Explained: New ePrivacy Regulation

    December 13, 2016

    New rules on Data Protection may seem to be never ending. Below should provide some clarity in case you are wondering why after the creation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the European Commission is again planning to release a new regulation in January, as part of its Data Package, entitled the ‘Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation’ or ‘ePrivacy Regulation’ for short. Actually it is not new but based on a directive created in...

  • FH Analysis of the European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

    December 1, 2016

    The Commission’s Communication for a European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, a milestone towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility published on 30 November aims to put forward a regulatory framework which will kick-start the deployment of intelligent transport systems. We offer a summary of the Commission’s vision for each of the 8 areas in the C-ITS Communication, and where it fits with the other transport strategies and initiatives of the European Union. Read it...

  • Five things you need to know about the Winter Package

    December 1, 2016

    It’s big First and foremost, the sheer size of the winter package means some elements will remain untouched for quite some time. With the package including documents on renewable energy, market design, bio-energy, energy efficiency, energy funding and more, not all Council Presidencies will have the resources to focus on the whole scope of the reforms. Larger Member States are unlikely to be in a hurry to push forwards without a detailed examination of the...

  • Join us as we discuss the Trump Transition

    November 21, 2016

    At 17:00 Brussels time FleishmanHillard's Head of Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement Kris Balderston will host a webinar on the upcoming Trump Administration. Kris has more than three decades of experience working in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. The webinar will assess the ongoing transition phase and look at the upcoming challenges and opportunities that the recent election poses for businesses. Kris will begin at 4.00pm GMT. Register...

  • Caroline Wunnerlich recognised for outstanding contribution to European Public Affairs

    November 17, 2016

    At the European Public Affairs Awards held in Brussels last night, 16 November 2016, the Managing Director of FleishmanHillard EU, Caroline Wunnerlich, was awarded the special category for Outstanding Contribution to EU public affairs. This prestigious award recognises not just exceptional delivery to one's clients and consultancy, but commitment to the development and reputation of the public affairs industry in Brussels over a lengthy period of time. Long considered a leading figure in the EU...

  • The impact of President Trump on Energy and Climate policy

    November 9, 2016

    If delegates in Marrakech at COP22 were under a cloud yesterday, then waking up to the news of President Trump this morning will have been a bitter pill. Clearly, because Trump is a President-elect without previous political or public office experience, it’s impossible to say what he will do on climate and energy policy. Whatever he does, it will have major impact in the U.S. and the rest of the world. That said, the only...

  • FleishmanHillard hosts College of Europe alumni to discuss Europe’s new energy market design

    October 17, 2016

    On 10 October 2016, FleishmanHillard Brussels hosted a roundtable event organized by the College of Europe Alumni Energy Group on the upcoming legislative package to reform Europe’s power markets. How to re-invent Europe’s electricity system? Will the European Commission be able to “make markets fit for renewables and renewables fit for markets”? What is the role of conventional generation in the new system? These were amongst the questions addressed during the event. Moderated by James...

  • FH Brussels hosts Head of Basel Banking Committee

    October 13, 2016

    FleishmanHillard this week hosted Bill Coen, the Secretary-General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for a breakfast roundtable on upcoming international banking reforms and their impact on the European banking sector. Ahead of his much anticipated appearance before the European Parliament later in the day, senior representatives for Member States and the banking sector braved a rainy Brussels dawn to attend. Against the backdrop of ongoing work to revise the EU framework for bank...

  • Caroline Wunnerlich named as one of Brussels’ most influential women

    October 7, 2016

    Politico has named FleishamanHillard EU's managing director Caroline Wunnerlich as one of Brussels' most influential women. The list, which also includes Commissioners Vestager, Mogherini and Georgieva, highlights the influence that women hold in various sectors of the Brussels sphere. The piece in particular noted the disparity between the private sector, where Caroline is one of eight female managers of Brussels' top consultancies, and the public sector, which can be seen to be lagging behind. You...

  • FleishmanHillard EU GM Caroline Wunnerlich discusses the future of Public Affairs post-Brexit at ICCO Global Summit

    October 6, 2016

    At the global summit of the International Communications Consultancies Organisation (ICCO) in Oxford, FleishmanHillard EU's General Manager Caroline Wunnerlich shared her insights on the future of public affairs in a post-Brexit world. Joined by Fredrik Lofthagen, Chief Executive Officer of Interel  and Tangui van der Elst, Director of European Government Affairs at WestRock, a panel discussion touched on what Brexit means in Brussels, means for Britain, and what it means for global politics. You can listen...