French Presidential elections : result of the first round and quick and short analysis
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French Presidential elections : result of the first round and quick and short analysis

Our colleagues in Fipra France shared the result of the first round of the French Presidential elections with a quick and short analysis, written right after the announcement of the results and the first reactions from the French political leaders. French election – Emmanuel Macron (24.01%) will face Marine Le Pen (21.30%) in the run-off […] Read more...

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in World Politics
A Circular Economy Roundtable – Defining the role of the upcoming Plastics Strategy
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A Circular Economy Roundtable – Defining the role of the upcoming Plastics Strategy

On Wednesday 21 March, Fipra and Ecofys organised a roundtable discussion on the Circular Economy Package, with a focus on the upcoming Plastics Strategy.  The aim was to gain more clarity on the current direction and expected content of the Strategy, which the European Commission plans to publish by the end of 2017, and to engage industry coalitions and the private sector to share input, insight and feedback. Read more...

Posted on 10 Apr 2017 in Energy and Environment
Maria Assimakopoulou-Sorensen joins Fipra
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Maria Assimakopoulou-Sorensen joins Fipra

We are very pleased to announce that Maria Assimakopoulou-Sorensen has joined the Fipra Network as a Special Adviser for Finance and Trade. Maria joins us from a senior position at the Greek Permanent Representation to the EU. In her previous posts, Maria was particularly involved with economic crisis management and the process of strengthening economic governance, creating the […] Read more...

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 in Appointments, International Trade, Financial Services and Tax
Brexit: what happens now?
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Brexit: what happens now?

On Wednesday 29 March, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, to notify him formally of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The notification triggers Article 50 of the EU Treaty and begins a two-year process of withdrawal, at the end of which the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union. The UK’s decision to leave the EU creates significant uncertainty for business. While the declared objective of both the EU and the UK is to ensure that a permanent Free Trade Agreement is put in place, that outcome cannot be taken for granted – and looks unlikely within the next two years. Read more...

Posted on 30 Mar 2017 in Brexit
Stability vs. Progress amidst Uncertainty – Report on China’s 2017 “Two Sessions”
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Stability vs. Progress amidst Uncertainty – Report on China’s 2017 “Two Sessions”

The “Two Sessions” refer to annual and concurrent meetings of China’s top legislative and policy advisory bodies, the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC), respectively. These gatherings bring together the top political leadership from across the country to set the agenda for government’s work in the upcoming year. Read more...

Posted on 30 Mar 2017 in World Politics
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