Profiles

Andrej Babiš – Czech oligarch

Over the past two years, Czech democracy has taken such a turn for the worse that some leading political scientists talk about the twilight of the liberal state. One man above all is associated with this erosion: Andrej Babiš. He is deputy prime minister, finance minister – and the billionaire owner of major newspapers and mass media outlets, and of one of the largest Czech companies, Agrofert. His approach to politics is reflected in the slogans of the populist movement that he founded and leads, ANO: ‘Run the state like a business’, and ‘We work hard – unlike politicians’.

People & Places

The European Union’s global reach

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, on Friday (5 September) announced a clutch of appointments of EU ambassadors. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, the European External Action Service’s …

On Wednesday (10 September), Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the most significant shake-up of the European Commission's organisational structure in years. Here is European Voice's take on the new Commission college.

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Connected Vehicles

18 September 2014

The Crowne Plaza, Brussels, BE

Connected vehicles hold the promise of increased safety and security, better network efficiency, improved traffic management and reduced environmental impact. Car makers, mobile-network operators, insurers, IT solutions …

With: Pierre MASAI, Stefano FRATTA, Fotis Karamitsos, Klaus SCHIERHACKL, Arndt OHLER, Fabrizio CORTESI, Frans OP DE BEEK

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Cyber-security in 2014

23 September 2014

Paris, FR

Regulatory compliance, internal controls, crisis management... best practices to protect data and intellectual property

With: WIM BARTSOEN, DAVID CALLEBAUT, UDO HELMBRECHT, MATTHEW JOHNSON, Troels Oerting, JAAN PRIISALU, QUENTYN TAYLOR, Steve Wright, Simon TAYLOR