Portuguese EU presidency: Summer storms or a new normal?
Portugal promises its partners a positive, sober and flexible Presidency of the Council of the EU.
All Europeans hope for a normal summer, and the physical meetings planned up and down the host country. But the first half of 2021 sees the tail-end (?) of the Pandemic, the first steps of Biden-Harris in DC, and an over-crowded policy pipeline in Brussels and Strasbourg.
How will Lisbon navigate? What do the European institutions expect?
- Will the big proposals in Digital and climate get off to a fast start?
- Will Portugal’s Presidency see warmth or friction with Africa, India, Latin America?
- Will we find a shared approach to the Climate Law, Hydrogen and Carbon, Forests and Oceans?
- Closer to home, how will the new budget enable Commission support to recovery and resilience as we hopefully emerge from a Covid19 recession?
Our online conversation will tackle this set of issues.
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FIPRA’s EU & International team provides expertise to help clients navigate the inner workings of EU institutions such as the Commission, Council, and Parliament.
Hugo Sobral – Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
Ana Vila Nova – Senior Partner, Initium Consultores Politicos Europeus
Robert Madelin – Chairman, FIPRA International
Jacki Davis – Brussels-based convenor and journalist
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