• ‘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 evaluation 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...

  • What are the implications of the UK leaving the EU for business?

    December 10, 2018

    As it stands, on 29th March 2019, the UK is due to exit the European Union. Whilst much of our attention is dedicated to following the debate, important questions persist regarding the future of business within the EU. In this video, Matt Hinde, FleishmanHillard’s Brexit lead, suggests some of his forward-looking insights into what the implications could be for EU business. As the EU's third most populous state, the UK is an influential player in the European...

  • What is (not) in the Brexit no-deal paper for chemicals

    September 26, 2018

    By Malik Duhaut While Brexit is in the mind of all policy makers in Brussels and national capitals, businesses are still in the process of mitigating, if not understanding, potential risks for their supply chain and how the future UK regulatory framework will look like. The UK tried to clarify the picture for the chemical sector in a guidance document entitled “Regulating chemicals (REACH) if there is no Brexit deal”. This guidance is part of...

  • State of the Union 2018: Juncker’s focus on the EU’s global role

    September 17, 2018

    While Juncker did not announce many new legislative proposals in his State of the Union speech, he instead focused on the importance of the EU as a global player, which was a central theme to his speech.   As an official welcome back to work, and kick starting his final year as President of the Commission, Juncker took stock of achievements and provided a forward looking view for the next year in the annual State...

  • 5 days of Brexit – looking at Brexit from ‘the ground’

    April 12, 2017

    5 days of Brexit – a view of the negotiations from the ‘the ground up’   FleishmanHillard Brussels recently ran a series of 5 informal lunchtime seminars to look at what the impacts of Brexit will actually be for specific sectors, beyond the headline macro-political issues being covered in the press and in the bars and restaurants of Brussels. Bringing in representatives of the manufacturing, energy, chemicals, technology and food sectors we looked at the...