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Research Executive Elias Papadopoulos comments on the European Parliament’s inability to adopt a common position on the Commission’s 2015 Work Programme. To read Elias’ article, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications agencies.  

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Despite much hyped reports in May that turnout in the European Parliament elections had increased compared to the previous elections, the truth has now been revealed – the opposite is the case. The updated numbers, published on the Parliament website, show that turnout across the EU struggled to reach 42.54% in 2014, well below the… » read more

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Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, uses his column in Natural Products News to predict a big fight ahead to defend consumer access to safe and popular higher potency food supplements. By the time this article is published an entirely new European Parliament will have met for the very first time. These are the men and… » read more

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Can the Italian Leader translate popularity at home into real impact in Europe, asks Whitehouse colleague, Alessandro Fusco. Italy took over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July, following on from Greece. In keeping with the clichés about the inefficiency of Italian public administration, the presidency started with… » read more

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The European Union exists to regulate, and therefore it regulates, as Descartes would have said; and in no area is that more true than in that of food law argue food law experts Kasia Wilk & Chris Whitehouse. The European Union is not particularly popular at the moment, and many would like to repatriate a… » read more

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The organic sector must engage now with the institutions of the European Union if it is to secure the right outcome for new legislation on organic food. With all the hype around the upcoming European Parliamentary election (even though many around Europe have not noticed) one might be forgiven to have missed the release at… » read more

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My colleague Alessandro Fusco analyses attempts to claim the top prize of EU Commission Presidency. Read his article on the machinations and manoeuvrings here. Alessandro Fusco is a Political Consultant with top EU public affairs agency, The Whitehouse Consultancy.  

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Passes for lobbyists are an Orwellian development and should be withdrawn. For many years the European Commission has operated a voluntary register in which political consultants, political lobbyists, campaign groups and public affairs advisors are able to register their staff, their clients and, by order of magnitude, their fees for engaging with the institutions of… » read more

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It seems common sense that, if an error is found in legislation, then this law should be immediately amended; at the very least, the erroneous provision should not be allowed to influence the course of a related court proceeding. This is not, however, how some EU Member States seem to view such a scenario. Three… » read more

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