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    Commission President Manfred Weber?

    Commission President Manfred Weber? 5 reasons why this pronouncement might be premature

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    Calling out the winners and losers for the EU’s Multi-Annual Financial Framework

    On 2 May, the Commission proposed its new budget for the EU, covering the period 2021-27. The draft Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) is meant to be a “smart” budget for “sustainable” growth in a “digital” age – one reflecting different priorities for the EU27 after the exit of net contributor UK and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s ambitious plans for the future of Europe. “The new budget is an opportunity to shape our future as a new, ambitious Union of 27 bound ... Read More
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    "Who do I call if I want to call Europe?"

    © Chappatte in The New York Times   “Who you gonna call?” sang the Ghostbusters, echoing Henry Kissinger’s famous quip on Europe. “What’s the number?” The EU thought it had answered his exasperated query in 2009 by choosing Cathy Ashton as High Rep to talk to his then successor as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. But maybe the question was apocryphal all along. “Keine Antwort unter dieser Nummer.” Even so, the EU – and US – have acted as if the gravelly old groaner’s question really ... Read More
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    "Preparing for the institutional changeover 2019 - is your organisation ready?"

    On 17 May Giles Keane, Partner at acumen public affairs, ... Read More
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    The Austrian Presidency could derail the EU's plans ahead of the 2019 changeover

      Austria takes over the EU presidency on July 1, and ... Read More
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    Is Europe ungovernable heading into the 2019 changeover?

    “Europe is back,” “the wind is back in Europe’s sails,” ... Read More
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    Acumen reinforces its healthcare offer with new Strategy Director

    Acumen, a leading public affairs company in Brussels, announced today that Thomas Bols is joining as Strategy Director. He will primarily focus on reinforcing Acumen’s already well-established healthcare practice, bringing specific expertise in assisting healthcare companies and associations with their strategic communications and public affairs projects.

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    “Journalism covers the EU well – for the elite”

    David Gow, Senior Advisor to acumen public affairs, recently moderated ... Read More
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    Season's greetings from acumen public affairs

     

    Everyone at acumen public affairs wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

    Abigail, Agnès, Alex, Alexandra, Elaine, Eva, Fabienne, George, Giles, Katarina, Maëlle, Maissane, Misachi, Nikos and Sophie

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