With the European Union promoting a Better Regulation and REFIT agenda, the Call for Evidence and the need for jobs and economic growth, the financial sector may be forgiven for having entertained the notion that the regulatory rhythm would slow down.
Few events cover such a wide canvass as Web Summit. A technology event primarily, Web Summit 2016 also rolled out the Lisbon red carpet for Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jose Manual Barroso, Tinie Tempah and Luis Figo among other figures from the worlds of film, politics, music and sport respectively. It also put out the welcome signs to over 2,000 technology start-ups who are the real backbone of the event.
US President, Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign was a watershed moment for the use of social and digital media in politics, in particular in campaigning.
Hume Brophy’s UK Public Affairs division has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards awards. The London-based practice has been nominated as Consultancy of the Year while PA Director Chris Martin has been nominated as Consultant of the Year in this year’s Public Affairs Awards.
While European leaders continue to scratch their head over the policies needed to stimulate short-term economic growth, they are dreading the structural challenges for long-term growth that lie ahead – ageing population, the ‘pension gap’ and the need to increase infrastructure investments.
The European Commission has published plans to agree a harmonised definition of taxable profit across the EU by 2021. The controversial Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) plan has a second and much more controversial ambition: to establish a system for redistributing corporate tax revenue amongst EU states.
A draft report which could have a significant impact on how the European sports sector governs itself in the future is in the final stages of adoption in the European Parliament.
United Nations leaders on Climate Change know that they have a big challenge on their hands.
President Juncker’s Commission presented its third annual Work Programme last month outlining the institution’s legislative priorities for next year.