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...
EU Trade Policy is not Dead
November 10, 2016
Despite being in the midst of a crisis of confidence ("Is EU trade policy dead?"), glimmers of hope appear. At the European Parliament's International Trade Committee's 'Trade Policy Day' meeting on November 9 there were two emerging trends to note in the details of the discussion. A defensive action against the 'nationalisation' of EU trade policy Nascent ideas to support trade agreements through coordinated policies A defensive action against the 'nationalisation' of EU trade...
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...
FH’s Balderston spoke in Brussels about the US elections and impact on Europe
October 25, 2016
The election that draws the biggest crowds in Brussels is not even happening in Europe: it’s the carnival taking place across the Atlantic in the United States. 200 people attended a discussion at the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union on 20 October to hear from speakers from the United States and Europe about the US election campaign and what the result may mean for transatlantic relations. Kris Balderston, FleishmanHillard’s President for Global...
Calling all Ninjas: You’re what we’re looking for
October 25, 2016
For the second year in a row, FleishmanHillard Brussels was happy to support the JA-YE Leaders-for-a-Day programme on 19 October. Each year a student has the opportunity to shadow a leader from our office and learn about what they do during the course of a working day. The great thing about the JA-YE Leaders-for-a-Day programme is by explaining what you are doing and why you are doing it to an engaged young person there are...
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...