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    The EU Digital Single Market – What should you be looking out for?

    On 6 May 2015 the European Commission unveiled its long awaited Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy. Considered one of the top priorities of the Juncker’s Commission, it aims to remove digital barriers to the internal market. This EU plan is made up of three policy areas: better online access to digital goods and services, an environment where digital networks and services can prosper and digital as a driver for growth. A seamless digital market is expected to contribute “€415 billion ... Read More
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    Factors to take into account when engaging with the Commission

    The European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), a think tank committed to promoting excellence in the Brussels public affairs community, hosted a breakfast meeting with a senior Commission official and an audience of 25 public affairs professionals from the automotive sector to ICT and the chemicals industry, at the Brussels Press Club under the Chatham House Rules. The session focused on gaining an EU institutional perspective on how best to engage, as public affairs professionals, with the Juncker Commission. In preparation for the discussion, acumen public affairs ... Read More
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    The Moving Parts of the New European Commission

    Originally published November 4th, 2014. Updated February 2nd, 2015.   The Juncker Commission has proposed several changes to the structure of the European Commission. Many Directorate-Generals (DGs) will have a different name and more/less responsibility over some policy areas. To help you navigate this change, acumen public affairs provides an overview of the moving parts of the different DGs affected by the proposed changes.  Check out our new infographic      
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    The Juncker Commission: Who's Working with Whom?

    Following the recent changes in the distribution of portfolios and ... Read More
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    Are parody twitter accounts a badge of honour?

    With #JunckerTeamEU taking shape, the new movers and shakers in ... Read More
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    European Elections: the results are in!

    Welcome to the sixth edition of our Changeover Countdown series. The ... Read More
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    European party electoral manifestos at a glance

    Welcome to the fifth edition of our Changeover Countdown series. ... Read More
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    Will the rise of Euroscepticism in the EU make for an unmanageable European Parliament?

    In our fourth edition of the Changeover Countdown series, we ... Read More
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    Merkel and Schulz joining forces?

    Welcome to the third edition of our Changeover Countdown series. ... Read More
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    What do the German election results mean for the EU?

    Merkel triumphant Now the search starts for a coalition partner; Germany's European ... Read More