2016 saw us lose legendary musicians and even a member state, and it made us face terror and fear. 2017 leaves us most of the problems and does not promise any answers. The EU must begin to reinvent itself.
the pantarhei europe blog 16: Why Trump must wait and what national culture means for Public Affairs
Culture and nationality play increasingly a role in our world order and have always been important in Brussels. A balance between being true to your roots and seeking interaction and work with other nationalities is what makes work at the EU level most successful and what is still needed in our current climate of fear and nationalism.
Once all arguments have been exchanged, all cards are on the table, advocacy meetings are in danger of turning into open-ended rituals, no results to ever be expected – to the frustration of everyone. And yet, on some policies, in some sectors, it does not happen once, but over and over again. We take a look at why that happens and how to get out of it.
Blog 14 – Public Affairs in your front yard: why you want to follow EU-US data protection agreements
Ready to pay 50 000 Euro for ignoring data protection rules? Data protection matters to all of us and can come at a hefty price – any social media user is affected by data transfer, as is almost any business. A new EU-US data protection agreement entered into force on 1 August, and it remains to be seen if it is legally sufficient. Here’s why and how you should follow data protection policy negotiations between the EU and the US.
CAN POLITICIANS JOIN COMPANIES THEY REGULATED, OR SHOULD THEY BE PROHIBITED TO DO SO? HOW REVOLVING SHOULD REVOLVING DOORS BE? BARROSO’S MOVE TO GOLDMAN SACHS BRINGS THESE QUESTIONS TO OUR MINDS AGAIN. THIS BLOG LOOKS AT THE OPTIONS: LEARNING FROM PRIVATE BUSINESS AND THEIR NON-COMPETE CLAUSES MAY BE ONE SOLUTION, PUBLIC INTEREST AND PROTEST THE OTHER.
FRUSTRATION NOT ONLY ON THE SIDE OF VOTERS, BUT ALSO ON THE SIDE OF DECISION-MAKERS. JUNCKER WANTS FREE TRADE. BUT HE IS TIRED OF VOTES. HIS PROBLEM: GOVERNING WITHOUT OR EVEN AGAINST THE VOTERS DOES NOT WORK IN DEMOCRACIES. THIS BLOG IS WHY AND HOW THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SHOULD COMMUNICATE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS.