Commission Hearings: Almost There!

After two weeks of tough European Parliament confirmation hearings it seems that Juncker and his proposed team have come through relatively unscathed. MEPs have cast their votes and only Hungary’s Tibor Navrascsic was asked to be re-assigned to another portfolio instead of Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship. Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek, Juncker’s candidate for Energy Union,…

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Juncker shakes up the Commission

Last week, the next European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled his new team of 27 Commissioners and their portfolios. Juncker presented a strong line-up with many new faces including former Prime Ministers, experienced Ministers and nine female Commissioners, aligned to his promise #10ormore. In light of this, we take a closer look at the allocation…

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Hans Hack discusses challenges facing new Commission on World News Media

The new European Commission is in the process of being formed. In this video, Hans Hack, Managing Director and Head of Financial Services at FTI Consulting Brussels together with Nick Jeffrey, Director Public Policy at Grant Thornton International, discuss some of the challenges the new Commission will face, in an interview with World News Media’s…

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What is our true power to influence opinion online?

Are we all truly awake to the implications of tritely recommending to clients social media campaigns as a way to ‘engage’, ‘influence the debate’ or indeed ‘change minds’? While the ability to create engaged online communities is a fantastic communications tool, we need to be alive to one of the more fascinating contradictions of social…

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