October 24, 2019
Newly-elected Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has committed to promoting a circular economy in her agenda for Europe, stating that the main priority area is high-impact sectors such as the textiles and construction industries. For some, the announcement seems standardised and vague, perhaps even just a precaution to ensure her confirmation as European Commission President. In reality, the statement is significant when combined with the fact that circular economy proponent, Frans Timmermans, is likely...
October 2, 2019
Ursula von der Leyen, the new Commission President, made a strong environmental ambition the cornerstone of her new College and political programme for the next five years. The new European Parliament has also confirmed this is a priority and will be sure to hold von der Leyen to her promises. With these high expectations, the challenges awaiting Virginjus Sinkevicius, the Commissioner designate for Environment and Oceans, will be put under the microscope at this week’s...
October 1, 2019
https://vimeo.com/363276650 The aftermath of the European elections and allocation of Commissioner portfolios has given Europe’s digital agenda a renewed political impetus. As the dust settles, the Commissioner’s hearings will provide a first opportunity to hear the EU’s new leaders detail their tech vision. Amidst a backdrop of Europe’s search for digital sovereignty, these political auditions may bring clarity on the overlapping political responsibilities, the legislative intentions for online platforms and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the...
July 15, 2019
It’s decision time for the European Parliament. MEPs now have to decide whether to approve Ursula von der Leyen appointment as European Commission President for the next five years. With European elections over, the time has come to choose which figures will be leading the EU throughout the next legislative term. Here at FleishmanHillard we have been looking at the European Council nominations for the EU top jobs, to see which political groups have been satisfied...
Moving from a Checklist to a Strategy: Digital Communications Strategist Dan Sobovitz Shares Valuable Tips
May 18, 2017
Earlier today, FH Brussels welcomed Dan Sobovitz the Digital Communications Strategist and Speechwriter for Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič for another lunch event during which he explained how communicators should move from checklists to well-thought strategies. Dan kindly accepted to come to our offices to talk about what makes powerful communication campaigns happen with relevant examples he came across in the recent years – from presidential campaigns, cartoons and series of tweets and tactics. He shared...