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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European Parliament Committees: Winners and Losers

The new European Parliament has finalised its structure by electing the chairs of its 20 standing committees, where most of legislative work takes place. The parliament has already demonstrated its increased status by successfully imposing on Member States its choice for European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Angela is on the ball – but not because of the Weltmeisters

“Tor!!!!” I jump up, throw my arms into the air and yell at the top of my lungs. “Toooor!!!!!!”. Mario Götze has just ended my earthly sufferings, 1:0 to Germany, maximum heart rate, then the match is over, Germany is World Champion, I come to my senses, sit down, what is wrong with me??!! Twenty-four…

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