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    #EUWHATSNEXT - The Von Der Leyen problem

    By David Gow "We had, I admit, a very bumpy start together,” an emollient Ursula Von Der Leyen told a hostile hearing of Green MEPs last Wednesday (July 10), at one of several gruelling hearings in the European Parliament. The surprise nominee to be European Commission President remains far from certain of winning majority support (374 votes, taking into account 2 missing Catalan MEPs) when MEPs decide on her fate tomorrow evening. Some sources have put her chances at 50/50, although others ... Read More
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    Elaine Cruikshanks and Giles Keane Top Consultants - BestInBrussels.eu

    We are very proud to announce that two of our founding partners: Elaine Cruikshanks and Giles Keane, are listed in the ‘Best Consultants’ category for 2019 by BestinBrussels.eu. The list is based on: Brussels experience, sector leadership, EU Affairs expertise, consultancy leadership, peer recognition and influential personality. Elaine Cruikshanks in particular was noted for her sector leadership as an acknowledged healthcare policy expert, as evidenced by the clients that seek her counsel. This comes in addition to acumen public affairs being ... Read More
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    #EUWhatsNext - Three key takeaways from the EU elections

    Liberals and Greens become kingmakers As predicted, the centre-right EPP and centre-left S&D lost their combined majority. This is the end of the duopoly that has held sway in Parliament for the last 40 years. But while the night didn’t go the way the two main parties would have wanted, others will now be feeling very positive going into the next five years. The liberals in ALDE and En Marche were the biggest individual winners of the night, increasing their number of ... Read More
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    #EUWhatsNext - Populism on the rise, but not in power. Yet.

    Populism on the rise, but not in power. Yet.

    #EUWhatsNext

    As the first wave of Europeans chooses their representation in the next Parliament, we conclude our tour of Europe with an overview of the #EP2019 election, its possible impact on sectoral policies and future balance of power in Brussels.

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    #EUWhatsNext - Austria's fine line towards the EU elections

    The past two years have been a rollercoaster in Austrian politics, especially with regards to the EU: early general election, a ruling coalition with a far-right party, the EU Council Presidency, the Ibiza scandal, and now the upcoming EU parliamentary elections.

    So, #EUWhatsNext?

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    #EUWhatsNext - A meaningless vote

    Acumen is publishing a special blog series in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019. Today we focus on what's happing in the UK.

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    #EUWhatsNext - Finland in control: progression or regression?

    Acumen is publishing a special blog series in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019. Have a look at what's happening in Finland ahead of their EU Council Presidency starting in July.

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    Lithuania: Presidential Election Fever but European Election Apathy

    Acumen is publishing a special blog series in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019. Today it's all about Lithuania.

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    #EUWhatsNext - Greece’s long journey back to political normality

    Acumen is publishing a special blog series in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019. On the occasion of its Independence Day, we continue our tour of Europe with a take on Greek politics.

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    #EUWhatsNext - High stakes in Spain's electoral marathon this spring

    #EUWhatsNext: High stakes in Spain's electoral marathon this spring