EurActiv’s The Brief, POLITICO’s Playbook and the impending Brussels bubble e-mail newsletter renaissance
October 11, 2016
When it comes to reaching the EU bubble, POLITICO and EurActiv have shown us that email works…when done well. It was April 2015 when POLITICO’s Playbook first hit Brussels inboxes around 7:00. In no time, we were hooked on Ryan Heath’s daily collection of must-knows and signature attitude. A few weeks back, EurActiv, long known for its range of newsletter products introduced The Brief, penned by the brilliant James Crisp, to deliver a 5pm compendium described in its...
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...
FleishmanHillard hosts leading MEP for discussion on copyright reform
October 5, 2016
Last week, FleishmanHillard had the honour to host Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament, at a roundtable on the recent Copyright Reform Package. Also in attendance were a wide range of private sector companies from the media, publishing and online industries. The discussion, as expected, was passionate, with ideas being exchanged on ancillary copyright, hyperlinks, text to data mining, protected content by online services, the extension of the country of origin in the regulation and...
FleishmanHillard presents masterclass on EU decision making
October 5, 2016
FleishmanHillard senior adviser Martin Bresson will, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Council and their managing director András Baneth, be presenting a masterclass on the intricacies of EU decision making. The training - entitled "EU Decision-Making Master Class: Ordinary Procedure, Trilogues and Comitology" - will aim to guide EU public affairs professionals, through the practical aspects of EU decision-making vis-à-vis the European Parliament and European Commission and what to expect legislatively (policy-wise and procedurally) between now and 2019. Key topics...
The FinTech Revolution – Will Europe get it right?
October 4, 2016
On 4 October FleishmanHillard will host key decision makers within the European Commission to discuss Europe’s policy strategy around the ongoing FinTech Revolution. With technology driving major changes in the financial sector, the discussion will be an opportunity to reflect on Europe’s approach to FinTech’s emerging opportunities and challenges with our guest speakers from the European Commission : Peter Kerstens, Head of the Financial Technology Task Force and Advisor on Cybersecurity at DG FISMA Peteris...
‘The new energy market design: Does more regulation mean more competition and security?’
September 26, 2016
Member of FleishmanHillard's International Advisory Board, Jean-Arnold Vinois, and director of our Brussels energy team, Matt Hinde, will be speaking in Poland on how the European Commission's new energy market design proposal means for competition and energy security. The debate will be part of the 'Energy Lab' series, a Polish initiatives which was created to exchange ideas and hold open discussions about energy – without prejudices and outside of the political debate. Energy Lab is organised...
Hydrogen Gas Networks – The Alternative for Heating?
September 21, 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 | 12.00 - 14.00 FleishmanHillard Office | Square de Meeûs 35, 2nd floor | 1000 Brussels As the EU looks for solutions to the challenge of implementing the Paris Agreement, there is ever greater focus on how we heat and cool our buildings. While electrification is often the main focus, a new project could show a different path to a decarbonised heating and cooling system. The conversion of Europe’s gas heating networks...
The U.S. Presidential Election 2016 – view from both sides
September 20, 2016
The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), in partnership with FleishmanHillard, have arranged what is sure to be one of the liveliest discussions on the US Presidential election this year, with key representatives from both campaigns discussing candidates who have been among the most divisive in recent history. Speakers include: Kris Balderston, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, now President of Global Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement with FleishmanHillard Jack Kingston, Former Republican Congressman; Senior...
Danish enterprises and Brexit: What now?
September 15, 2016
FleishmanHillard senior adviser Martin Bresson has, together with Søren Skibsted, London based partner at Kromann Reumert, been published in the Danish daily newspaper Berlingske discussing the possible risks and opportunities posed by Brexit to Danish companies, and indeed to companies around the EU. While the Brexit discussion so far has contained much speculation with few hard facts, there are concrete actions that companies can take to ensure they end up in the best possible position...