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    Upcoming event with ECPA on The Changeover of the EU Institutions

    How should public affairs practitioners engage in light of the EU changeover? What are the key issues on the EU agenda, and who drives the debate? These are the discussion topics on the agenda of the ECPA "Insights" event hosted by acumen next week, with special guest of honour Mr David O'Sullivan.

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    WANTED: Trainee Consultant - EU public affairs with health/pharma experience

    We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant to join our EU Health Team. The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members. It is a six-month paid traineeship with opportunities for long-term contracts afterwards.

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    Discussing Future Challenges with Anne Bucher, DG SANTE

    Acumen Partner Elaine Cruikshanks was delighted to chair the AECA Round-Table Conference-Luncheon with Guest Speaker Ms Anne BUCHER, Director General of DG SANTE (Health and Food Safety) at the European Commission. The event was hosted by Mr. David EARNSHAW, Associate Vice President Public Policy Europe & Canada at MSD Belgium and held at De Warande in Brussels on Wednesday 11th September 2019. The round-table invited guests to discuss “ DG Health and Food Safety – Main Achievements under the Juncker Commission and Future Challenges”. ... Read More
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    “An EU that protects”: the old guard’s leitmotif in a new order?

    The relief on Ursula von der Leyen’s face was palpable. ... Read More
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    Ten weeks of revealing assignments and one memorable internship

    After spending the summer doing an internship in the Acumen offices, Olivia Saunders summarized some thoughts on her time spent here. Thanks for all of your contributions Olivia!

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    #EUWHATSNEXT - The Von Der Leyen problem

    By David Gow "We had, I admit, a very bumpy start ... 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 ... 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 ... 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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