Inside Brussels

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    The Union restored to full health?

    The excitedly visionary – or fantasist – proponents of "more Europe" are already talking about a new Health Union alongside Fiscal Union, Defense Union and even the seemingly more mundane Banking Union. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ursula von der Leyen and her college of commissioners have seized the opportunity to propel the EU's health policy agenda several steps forward by unveiling a €9.4bn standalone spending program under the new Recovery Plan (#Next Generation EU/Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF or ... Read More
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    European Recovery Fund signals the extent to which Europe is united post Covid-19

    "A historic breakthrough." "Big step forward." "A new chapter of the European Union." "Hamiltonian moment."

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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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    #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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    #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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