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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…

  • EU Trade: Where To Now?

    Last October, the EU signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. This occurred just days before Donald Trump won the US presidential election with a campaign frequently attacking US trade deals as hurtful to the US. Many trade advocates in Brussels and across the EU have breathed a sigh of relief that…

  • It’s the End of Trade Policy As We Know It

    By John Clancy, Senior Advisor and former EU Trade spokesperson (2010-2014) There were sighs of relief among EU officials Sunday as the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA was finally signed by visiting Canadian premier Justin Trudeau and his EU counterparts. Enormous credit should go to the EU’s chief negotiator Mauro Petriccione who has tirelessly…

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