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Cameron's EU renegotiation

Posted: Nov 03, 2014 by Instinctif Partners

Cameron's EU renegotiation: How likely is he to suceed in renegotiating the free movement of labor into the UK?


New European Commissioners: Energy Focus

Posted: Sep 11, 2014 by Instinctif Partners

Former Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Miguel Arias Cañete was appointed EU COmmissioner for Climate Action and Energy yesterday, subject to approval by the European Parliament later this month.


New Dawn or Simple Reshuffle? The New Commission-designate

Posted: Sep 11, 2014 by Instinctif Partners

It is hard to tell whether this new Commission - in structure process and people - will be a new beginning.


New European Commissioners: ICT Focus

Posted: Sep 11, 2014 by Instinctif Partners

As you know, former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip is not the European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, and Germany's Guenther Oettinger is the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. The appointment of two "digital" Commissioners suggests that work in this area will take a front seat over the upcoming five years.


Commission President – Juncker’s to lose?

Posted: May 26, 2014 by Instinctif Partners

Recent comments in the press are indicating a narrowing of odds for Jean Claude Juncker to become the next EU Commission President. As the EPP candidate for Commission President Mr. Juncker has not ventured far down the voter promises list other than describing the challenges that have to be faced by the new European Commission. You can always tell this by the fact that the only distinct differences between the two main candidates in the debate, Mr. Juncker and Mr. Schulz of the Socialist and Democrat (S&D) party, have been caricatures of their previous actions, not future promises.