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  • #FHYearOfChange: What are European politics going to look like in 2019?

    July 9, 2018

    2019 represents the “Year of Change” for the European Union (a new European Parliament, a new political leadership for the European Commission, and the formal departure of the UK as a member of the EU). With the European elections coming up in 2019, FleishmanHillard Advisory Board Member, Chris Davies, encourages businesses to prepare now for the upcoming changes in the EU. Businesses are already spending a lot of money on analyses and studies to try...

  • #FHYearofChange: Our new video series to anticipate the changes of 2019

    June 20, 2018

    2019 represents the “Year of Change” for the European Union, with a new European Parliament, a new political leadership for the European Commission, and the formal departure of the UK as a member of the EU. Given these institutional changes and the reduced regulatory/policy activities, some organisations might think that a reduced focus towards Brussels is justified. Yet, we believe that these developments are critical for all organisations. Since these new officials will shape policy-making...

  • How can the EU communicate better in a year of change?

    June 12, 2018

    How can the EU communicate better? That age-old question that we'll never stop asking (and shouldn't). My take in a few points: The EU needs to meet people "where they are" and drop the "Brussels knows best" mentality - EVEN if this feels weird to do. Anything that smacks of elitism just plays as condescension. The EU needs to admit that it doesn't have everything right and needs to improve (see Macron agenda!). Anything less...

  • Wrapping up the Estonian Presidency: Energy Ministers strike difficult deal on Clean Energy Package

    December 20, 2017

    The Estonian Presidency ends its mandate striking a General Approach agreement at the Energy Council on 18 December on the remaining four (and most divisive) legislative proposals covering key elements of the Clean Energy Package for 2030, proposed by the European Commission in November 2016: the renewable energy target the governance of the Energy Union the functioning of the new European electricity market The General Approaches will facilitate EU negotiators in meeting the challenging timeline...

  • Playing #SOTEU – FleishmanHillard 2016 edition

    September 13, 2016

    Remember,  how last year we played a little game to follow Dr Juncker’s sensitive operations on patient Europe. The patient barely made through all the critical surgery, and it feels the last twelve months have been a painful and endless convalescence, with life threatening relapses. As President Juncker will take the floor in front of Members of the European Parliament to deliver his second speech on the State Of the European Union (the now famous...