Archive

Year: 2019

  • ‘Hemicycle Views’: Interviewing MEP Julie Girling (EPP)

    March 15, 2019

    In 2009 Julie Girling was elected Conservative MEP representing South West England and Gibraltar. Today she sits within the Group of the European People's Party (EPP). During her 10 years in the European Parliament Girling has held positions such as chief whip of the Conservatives in the European Parliament and UK spokesman for agriculture – a sector in which she has been very influential. Girling is a notable member of the Environment, Public Health and...

  • The revision of “1008”: an opportunity to create global airline carriers? Probably not

    March 14, 2019

    While the European Commission is almost with one foot out of the door, there is a surprising raft of publications expected in the coming weeks in relation to the aviation agenda. These span a range of topics, from social labour conditions, airport charges and taxation. In a series of publications, we will take stock of what we can expect. Today: the ongoing evaluation of the principal regulation underpinning the EU’s internal aviation market, commonly referred...

  • #FHFiveDays 2019: Taking your communications a step further for this ‘year of change’

    March 14, 2019

    Our annual #FHFiveDays events are back from April 1-5! Each year, for five consecutive days, we welcome public affairs and communications professionals to our Brussels office to talk about how to advance the profession and inspire them to do great work. 2019 is definitely the year of change, with its set of challenges but also with its opportunities. During our #FHFiveDays, we will help our audience navigate the troubled waters of communications. We will be talking about content...

  • The Future of FinTech Policy in Europe

    March 11, 2019

    In this video, FleishmanHillard’s FinTech team answers the strategic questions that will drive the EU FinTech policy debate in 2019. Innovation has always been at the heart of financial markets. But the current wave of digitalisation has brought new challenges to market participants, regulators and supervisors all across the globe. In Europe it will very likely lead to the next Commission taking more concrete action than what we’ve seen so far. Yet, there are still...

  • ‘Hemicycle Views’: Interviewing MEP Elisabetta Gardini (EPP)

    February 26, 2019

    This week’s insights come from inside the office of Italian MEP, Elisabetta Gardini. Following a successful career in television and theatre, Gardini devoted herself to politics in 2004 when she became spokesperson of Italy’s national party, Forza Italia. Then in 2008 Gardini entered the European Parliament, replacing Renato Brunetta. After the 2009 elections, she returned for a full five-year term as member of the EPP. She has, in total, served three parliamentary terms and was appointed leader of the new Forza Italia Party...

  • ‘Hemicycle Views’: Interviewing MEP Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D)

    February 7, 2019

    Our second 'Hemicycle views' interview was with Bulgarian MEP Peter Kouroumbashev, from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D). He joined the European Parliament two years ago and sits as a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Hence, this is the first time he will see the European elections as an MEP himself. His career in politics is broad, having been twice elected as an MP for the...

  • What might the next EU Health agenda look like?

    January 30, 2019

    The European Commission plays a key role in complementing Member State national health policies and ensuring health protection across all EU policies. Our healthcare policy expert Emma Cracknell shares her thoughts on the topics that the next Commission might look to cover. The health of Europe’s citizens is evolving alongside two trends: an ageing population and an increase in largely preventable diseases. By 2025, 20% of EU citizens will be over the age of 65...

  • FleishmanHillard Brussels launches the “Hemicycle Views”

    January 18, 2019

    With the European Elections approaching, as part of FleishmanHillard's Year of Change initiative, we are launching a series of interviews with some Members of the European Parliament to get first-hand analyses of some of the Institution’s key achievements from the past five years and a view on the future of the European Union. Introducing the 'Hemicycle Views' Barbara Mariani, Vice-President in the Energy & Transport Team and Malik Duhaut, Account Manager in the Environment & Food...

  • Roland Verstappen Joins the FH Brussels Advisory Board

    January 17, 2019

    FleishmanHillard Brussels is delighted to announce that Roland Verstappen has joined the firm as Senior Adviser and a new member of the company’s Advisory Board. Thanks to his distinguished Public and Government Affairs career at Global and European level in blue-chip corporations such as Heineken, ArcelorMittal and Ford Motor Company, Roeland will provide senior counsel across a range of major corporate issues including trade, competition as well as sectoral regulation. The FH Advisory Board is...

  • What will be the path of the European Union towards a fully decarbonised economy by 2050?

    January 7, 2019

    Our energy expert Thibault Jacobs shares the actions that the next European Commission could implement, in support of the path towards a decarbonised economy by 2050. Approved in December 2015, the Paris Agreement is the most ambitious agreement ever signed to tackle the effects of climate change. It plans on containing the rise of global temperatures to well below 2°C below pre-industrial times and to limit it to 1.5°C. To do so, signatory parties will have...