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On 29 January, the European Commission adopted its 2020 Work Programme. It covers six headline ambitions and sets out proposals under them, ranging from artificial intelligence and the streamlining of TEN-E, to a cancer plan, and enhancing accession.
Here at DeHavilland, we have pulled out key proposals, timelines for action, and looked at what the von der Leyen Commission plans to carry over from the previous Commission Work Programme.
This policy briefing provides the essentials of what to expect from Croatia as it takes on its first every Presidency of the Council of the EU, including its priorities, the major players, and the influence they are likely to pursue in their position as the Chair. Furthermore, in this briefing we provide in-depth policy analysis of each Council configuration.
On 10 September, President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen published her final list of Commissioners and which portfolio she wished to see them adopt. Her proposed team has now undergone a process of scrutiny before being allowed to take up their positions for the next five years.
This updated briefing will examine some of the controversy surrounding the appointment of the new College and introduce each of the Commissioners, their personal background, and some policy stances - including the new Romanian, Hungarian, and French nominees.
DeHavilland has produced a briefing summarising and analysing Ursula von der Leyen's positions on a number of key policy areas including Financial Services, Digital, Transport, and Energy. This briefing also explores her personal background, previous policy statements, and what she is likely to pursue during her Presidency over the next five years.
DeHavilland EU has produced a briefing containing explanations of the Presidency, the Trio and the national and European contexts of Finland's tenure leading the Council. Following the publication of their Presidency Programme, DeHavilland Policy Executives have undertaken sector-specific analysis of the various policy announcements.
Between the 23rd and 26th of May 2019, elections were held across all member states of the European Union in order to establish the makeup of the 2019-24 European Parliament.
In this briefing, the DeHavilland service team have produced a breakdown and analysis of how each country voted and the implications of this.
Between the 23rd and 26th of May 2019, elections are to be held across all member states of the European Union in order to establish the makeup of the 2019-24 European Parliament.
The result of the elections will, of course, influence the direction the European Union takes for the next 5-year period.
In light of this, DeHavilland has undertaken research into whether MEPs who sat in the 2014-19 Parliament are seeking re-election and how that may affect the upcoming Parliament.
DeHavilland has produced the following briefing containing analysis on the manifestos of the four main political parties - the EPP, PES, ALDE, and the Greens.
DeHavilland has produced a briefing with profiles of 12 key candidates running in May's elections. We have all the major political groups covered, with information about the dozen's political lives, interests, and personal background.
The outgoing EU Parliament has been involved in massive overhauling of the digital single market. Numerous proposals have been brought forward and completed, in the aim to make the EU Single Market fit for the digital age, by bearing down on unnecessary regulatory barriers and creating common standards between the member states.
Despite these successes, there are still numerous challenges ahead. In particular, the EU is still engulfed in a clash over regulating tech companies in two key areas: disinformation and taxation.
Sustainability in finance – and considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues before investing – has gained traction in the last decade. In 2015, the need for this to happen on a larger scale was formally recognised with the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement, in particular, includes the commitment to align financial flows with a pathway towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
The importance of climate change in the May 2019 European elections has seen the revitalisation of the debate around carbon pricing policy in the EU. Ahead of the European elections European political parties and politicians have voiced their policy preferences on how the EU should price carbon. The considerable victory of green parties across Europe have given the Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament new found strength with which to propose more ambitious policies on carbon pricing.
The European People's Party have published their manifesto for the 2019 European Parliament Elections entitled “Let’s open the next chapter for Europe together”.
DeHavilland has provided a biographical briefing of the major Spitzenkandidaten.
DeHavilland has produced a guide on the upcoming European Parliament Elections - including what is expected to happen and how Brexit may affect the outcome.
The Party of European Socialists have published their manifesto for the 2019 European Parliament Elections entitled A New Social Contract for Europe.