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  By Elias Papadopoulos, Political Consultant In October 2016 the European Commission published an inception impact assessment on trans fats, expressing its willingness to consult on different policy options to possibly reduce the amount of trans fats in Europeans’ diets. It is of course too early to tell what the results will be and whether… » read more

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By Chenoa Geerts, Associate Political Consultant Tuesday 17th January. The day UK Prime Minister Theresa May explained what “Brexit means Brexit” means. The long-awaited speech was held in London’s Lancaster House, where Margaret Thatcher welcomed the creation of a single market in 1988. You could only imagine what this symbolic gesture meant, as Mrs May… » read more

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By Kasia Wilk, Associate Director, EU Affairs Shortly before the December holiday break a much-anticipated consultation on nutrient profiles was communicated to key stakeholders. It formed part of a larger study on the need, if any, for the European Commission to proceed with setting nutrient profiles. Those involved in food policy long enough will no… » read more

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By Chris Rogers, Associate Director – Public Relations It must be tough being a political pollster. Get it right and you’re simply doing your job. Get it wrong and you risk being pilloried as a practitioner of quasi-scientific voodoo as the practice of polling is debunked. Without doubt it’s been a tough 18 months for… » read more

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By Chris Rogers, Associate Director – Public Relations London is officially the most powerful city in the world. That’s at least according to a new report from Japan’s Mori Memorial Foundation, which published its 2016 Global Power City Index this week. And, according to the Foundation’s research, London has seen off the likes of New… » read more

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Pop-up Policy Surgery

By Sam Blainey, Senior Political Consultant Whitehouse’s food and nutrition policy experts are to provide exclusive policy insight to delegates at the Food Matters Live event on 23 November, hosting a pop-up policy surgery at the industry-leading food conference and exhibition at the ExCel Centre. The surgery will provide businesses with one-to-one consultations on how… » read more

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By Chris Rogers, Associate Director – Public Relations Marmitegate was just the start. We’re now entering a more fractious part of the phony war before the UK triggers Article 50 and begins formal Brexit negotiations. Tempers have certainly appeared a little frayed in recent days – whether we’re talking about Donald Tusk insisting there can… » read more

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By Viviana Spaghetti, Political Consultant Whitehouse Political Consultant Viviana Spaghetti has summarised the Week in Brussels for the PubAffairs website – highlighting ongoing comments over Brexit and the potential creation of an EU defence headquarters. Last week saw not only the end of summer, but the third month anniversary of the UK voting to leave… » read more

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