What will be the key trends for the European Elections?
May 16, 2019
This month we will hit one of our key Year of Change milestones – the European Parliamentary elections. The composition of the next European Parliament has no doubt been a question at the forefront of many people’s minds. But with only days to go until European citizens head to the polls, Niamh Griffin can give you some key insight into the trends likely to emerge from the election results. This comes as part of an...
‘Hemicycle Views’: Interviewing MEP Luděk Niedermayer (EPP)
April 9, 2019
Luděk Niedermayer is a politician and economist from Czech Republic. He first stepped onto the European Parliamentary scene in 2014 as a member of TOP 09, part of the European People's Party. Before entering European politics Niedermayer was an economist, holding several public and private sector roles. Subsequently, he has spent much of his time in the European Parliament working on tax issues and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON...
‘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...
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...
#FHYearofChange: Big tech is in trouble in Brussels. Does that mean they should give up?
October 15, 2018
Big tech is in trouble in Brussels. There's an increasing number of discussions in tech on Artificial intelligence (AI), data protection and blockchain (to name a few) in the Brussels bubble. Tech giants have already seen the effects of regulations around data access, ownership and liability. FleishmanHillard Advisory Board Member Claudio Murri talks about the need for companies to seize opportunities in their industry before 2019. For him, they should proactively build relationships if they want to...
European Elections 2019: What can we learn from the past?
October 8, 2018
As Europe looks towards the 2019 European elections, FleishmanHillard has analysed what we can learn from the past. The upcoming European elections will be part of a broader year of change which will see a new Commissions President, a new Commission and a new Council President by the end of the year. The European Parliament (EP) has evolved over the last two mandates. We notice an increasingly fractured centre and a shift towards more right...
#FHYearOfChange: What are European politics going to look like in 2019?
July 9, 2018
2019 represents the “Year of Change” for the European Union (a new European Parliament, a new political leadership for the European Commission, and the formal departure of the UK as a member of the EU). With the European elections coming up in 2019, FleishmanHillard Advisory Board Member, Chris Davies, encourages businesses to prepare now for the upcoming changes in the EU. Businesses are already spending a lot of money on analyses and studies to try...
Countdown to the 2019 European elections – the outlook so far
June 5, 2018
The next European elections are set to take place in just under twelve months’ time. Currently, the EU is having to prove its value to many of its members and assert its importance to its neighbours. The European project always seems to feel under threat to some extent and probably more so now than ever. Therefore, we need to ask ourselves what this uncertainty means for citizens, businesses and clients and how will it be represented...
Roundtable: “the Governance of the Energy Union: Giving industry the certainty to invest?”
September 18, 2017
On 3 October 2017, FleishmanHillard is organising the first roundtable "Energise Europe" cycle. This edition will be dedicated to "The Governance of the Energy Union: Giving industry the certainty to invest?". In some ways the most important aspect of the Clean Energy for all Package is the proposed Governance mechanism, where the European Commission has proposed a new regulatory framework, which will seek to ensure that Member States deliver the five pillars of the Energy Union: renewable...
FleishmanHillard launches “Energise Europe: looking forward” – a cycle of roundtables
September 18, 2017
The Energy team of FleishmanHillard in Brussels is proud to launch "Energise Europe", a series of lunchtime roundtables. These roundtables will be a chance to share lunch and have a direct exchange with top-notch speakers. Policy makers or industry representatives will discuss the course and future of the Energy Union, energy and climate policies in the EU. Current debates or prospective questions, "Energise Europe" will be the perfect time and place for privileged discussions! The first edition will take place on 3 October 2017 and will...