Many of Europe’s major cities are in the final stages of a complex battle to benefit from the relocation of two major EU agencies following the Brexit vote.
Philip Hammond has delivered a Budget made politically crucial by the unexpected loss of the Government’s parliamentary majority in June. Renowned for his fiscal prudence, the Chancellor has stuck to type by presenting an economic blueprint unlikely to set pulses racing.
Europe is to have a new Battery Alliance. It emerged last month from a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe organised by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovic.
The European Commission’s Strategy on Plastics has attracted a lot of attention over the last couple of months. Expected to be released in December, it will put forward the Commission’s vision for improving the sustainability of the plastics industry in Europe, as a key element of its Circular Economy Strategy.
The popularity of competitive video gaming or “e-sport” has grown to such an extent in the past few years that policymakers have been caught unawares. From communities of mainly teenage boys meeting at multiplayer game conventions, the sector now commands an estimated $700 million in total forecast revenues for 2017 along with an international live audience of 260 million.
With the UK having so far failed to demonstrate ‘sufficient progress’ in Brexit talks on its exit settlement, a move to the crucial second phase on the future EU-UK trade relationship can only be signed off in December at the next EU leaders summit in Brussels.
Hume Brophy, the global communications firm specialising in PR, public affairs, investor relations and corporate and financial communications, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy with a presence in New York and Hong Kong.
Hume Brophy recently hosted a panel session which brought together executives from across the investment management and fintech sectors to share insights on the challenges of embracing technology and reaching out to millennial investors.
As news breaks that a former colleague in the Better Regulation Executive had been summoned to the front line as part of a ragtag US trade talks team, the International Trade Minister can at least console himself that his team is willing.
Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address two weeks ago when he declared: For me, Europe is more than just a single market. More than money, more than the euro. It was always about values”, was the rallying cry for which many integrationists longed.