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    The Brexit election that wasn’t: The view from the campaign trail

    By Alex King, Consultant, acumen public affairs “You’re having a f**king laugh,” says the twenty-something man wearing a creased blue oxford shirt and glasses as he passes me by on the busy high street. “I don’t trust her one bit.” I’ve just tried to hand him a leaflet, the cover of which reads: “Your choice at this election: strong, stable leadership for the United Kingdom, or a coalition of chaos with Jeremy Corbyn.” He clearly isn’t a fan of Theresa May. The ... Read More
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    Brexit: What happens now that Article 50 has been triggered?

    We all knew that it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to watch British Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter invoking Article 50 be delivered. The letter starts a two-year process through which the UK’s exit from the EU will take place. One thing is certain: the next two years will be quite eventful!

    We have broken the Brexit timeline down into five stages: the triggering of Article 50, preparations for the negotiations, the negotiations taking place, voting on the final deal (in the UK Parliament, European Parliament and European Council) and the UK’s eventual exit, with or without a transitional deal in place. Click on the picture below to access the timeline.

     

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    The week in Brussels by Elaine Cruikshanks: It’s like 1998 all over again

    Cast your mind back to 1998. The Good Friday Accord brought peace to Northern Ireland, ten Member States ratified the Treaty of Amsterdam and Zinedine Zidane propelled France to glory in the World Cup final. But the cheery bubble was soon to burst. After months of intense speculation, Geri Halliwell (or Ginger Spice) announced that she was to leave the world’s leading pop group, the Spice Girls. I’m sure that you, like me, can remember the sinking feeling you had ... Read More
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    Acumen hires Nikos Manaras as Account Manager

    Nikos Manaras joined acumen public affairs on January 9th 2017 ... Read More
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    Lobbying for Hearts and Minds – Getting the balance right

    Join Acumen Partner Giles Keane on January 26th for his ... Read More
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    Best wishes for 2017 from the acumen public affairs team

    Abigail, Elaine, Giles,Alex, Ana-Maria, Anitra, Fabienne E,Fabienne Z, George, Maëlle ... Read More
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    Health Technology Assessment: what are policymakers talking about?

    Since its inception in 2005, the development of EUnetHTA has ... Read More
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    Test Your Health Acumen with our crossword!

     As media partners of European Health Forum Gastein 2016, acumen public affairs has created a crossword to help you test your health acumen. Do you know which country has 410 days of maternity leave? Take the test and tweet your impressions @AcumenPA! 

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    Reducing the risks of NCDs in Europe

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 38 million people per year! What exactly are the European Union and the EU Member States doing about this?

    As health stakeholders from around Europe gather at the 2016 European Health Forum Gastein this week, acumen public affairs maps out EU Member States’ key initiatives.

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    Interview with Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb of the European Health Forum Gastein

    This year, we’re delighted to be the press office / ... Read More