Belgian Federal Government: Moving Towards May 2019 Without Our Largest Coalition Partner

A busy weekend in Brussels  After a tumultuous Saturday in the streets of Brussels, with ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters coming to a confrontation with the police, many hoped that peace and quiet would return before the evening fell. But no such luck. With the protests having blocked the government neighbourhood throughout the day, the group of…

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Belgian Federal Government: From ‘Crisette’ to Crisis

Political turmoil in Belgium   If you were planning on launching a public affairs or communications campaign in Belgium this week, you may want to hold off. Recently, the mainstream Belgian media landscape has been holding its breath over the political impasse and the survival of the federal government. What the Belgians earlier this week…

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Hydrogen Council – How A Global Coalition of CEOs Are Fighting Climate Change

If you have a pulse on the energy sector, you have probably seen the special report Global Warming of 1.5 °C published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this month. The report has everyone from Los Angeles to Tokyo talking about the immediate threat of climate change and was a stark reminder…

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Merkel, Brexit, and the Future of Europe

There was no doubt about who was the star attraction at this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, now running on borrowed time, delivered a flagship speech to the European Parliament. But while Merkel’s vision on the future of Europe was the highlight of the week, it was another (albeit connected)…

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The Future of Europe: Is Romania Up To It?

Just a few months before the start of the Romanian Council Presidency, the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, presented his views on the future of Europe to the European Parliament on 23 October.   The Romanian Council Presidency comes at a critical time due to the daunting challenges the EU is currently facing, ranging from…

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