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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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Staffing crises and soaring workloads at a UK Government Agency have forced it to throw up its hands in bureaucratic despair, a bizarre email acknowledgment suggests. If you have recently written to the UK Food Standards Agency Novel Foods Team, here is the message you’ve probably received: “If your enquiry relates to submitting a novel… » read more

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Passes for lobbyists are an Orwellian development and should be withdrawn.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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