Summer Blog

Six things to know about the EU’s decision on top jobs

In the wake of the appointment of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council and Federica Mogherini as foreign policy chief, Tim King offers two declarations on the present state of EU politics; two reflections on the past; and two predictions for the future.

Profiles

Alexis Tsipras – radical trend-setter

Greek politicians are not in the habit of taking Europe by storm. They are certainly not used to being seen as trend-setters, capable of galvanising public opinion in the 28-nation bloc. At age 39, Alexis Tsipras, who heads Greece’s radical left Syriza party, can claim to have done both. In the almost five years since Greece triggered the worst crisis to hit the continent since the Second World War, the young firebrand has sent shudders through Brussels – and international markets – with rhetoric that is both stridently anti-austerity and unusually non-conformist. It has been a potent mix.

Examining the world of public affairs in and around the EU.

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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