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The EU Green Deal: one trillion euro investment plan to make EU the world’s first climate-neutral continent

On January 14, the European Commission unveiled its one trillion euro public and private investment plan to finance the European Green Deal. The overall goal of the plan is to create an enabling framework for private investors and the public sector to facilitate sustainable investments and to provide support to public administrations and project pr...
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Priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, January – June 2020

On January 1st 2020, less than seven years after its accession to the European Union in 2013, Croatia will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. For six months Croatia will be the main driving force for the tasks on the agenda of the Union. The Croatian Council presidency has been tasked to continu...
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Whats next for BATTERIES in the EU

  Batteries remain an important part of the EU´s industrial as well as environmental policy. Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovic stated: " Batteries are at the heart of the industrial revolution and I am convinced that Europe has what it takes to become the world's leader in innovation, decarbonisation and digitisation."  In April 20...
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European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen today.   MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Schuman Associates prepared this graphic to provide you the general overview of the ...
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What's next on the new EU Green Deal

​ The new European Commission, headed by Ursula von der Leyen is scheduled to start working soon and both environmental and climate policy will likely be high on the list of policy priorities. The President-elect has tasked Frans Timmermans with presenting the European Green Deal within the first 100 days of the new Commission's mandate and with co...
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Who will be in charge of the next round of EU funds?

​President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new Commissioners will be in charge of making decisions on key EU strategies and policies, propose laws, funding programmes and annual budgets for discussion and adoption by Parliament and the Council. Moreover, they will be in charge...
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Special Olympics: promoting integration

Last month Schuman Associates participated in a Special Olympics Unified Football Competition at Kraainem Football Club in Brussels. We were part of the tournament that saw five teams, consisting of Special Olympics athletes and refugees compete against each other to promote the Play Unified concept, where athletes with and without disabilities pla...
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Schuman Associates ranked as one of the best consultancies in Brussels by BestinBrussels

BestinBrussels.eu is the first and only independent resource for organisations wanting to identify, compare and choose the best partners in Brussels for their advocacy needs. They have created a guide compiling best consultancies to work with in Brussels and it is an honor for Schuman Associates to be part of this list.  There are 278 public a...
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Plans of the new Commission

With the new European Commission set to take office, ideally in December, it is time to look at what policies can be expected from Ursula von der Leyen and her team of Commissioners. In the agenda, titled "A Union that strives for more" the Commission President-elect named six main priorities for the coming years.   Concerning the European Gre...
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New European Commission – portfolios

Following the announcement of the proposed College of Commissioners to serve under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, we will be taking a closer look, in the coming weeks, at the key portfolios that will shape the major EU funding streams of 2021-2027. But first, a general overview of the new European Commission portfolios and their Commiss...
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The European Parliament after Brexit

The official date of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union is coming up soon, on the 31st of October 2019. While Brexit, depending on whether the UK leaves with or without a deal, will have a huge impact on Europe as a whole, will also affect the European Parliament. Should the UK leave the EU on the 31st of October, regardless of ...
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New President of the European Commission

As the first woman in history to be elected President of the European Commission, and with only a narrow majority in the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen takes the helm at a critical time, and has a challenging road ahead of her. Having secured 383 votes in the European Parliament yesterday evening – only nine votes over the required minim...
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The future of the EU: Strategic Agenda 2019-2024

On 20-21 of June in Brussels European leaders adopted the new Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024 . The European Council agreed on an agenda for the EU for the next five years that sets out priority areas that will steer the work of the European Council and provide guidance for the work programmes of other EU institutions.The strategic agenda focuses on...
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European elections - What's next?

The European elections results are in! *     Download PDF File Here The new European Parliament will be more fragmented the previous one, which will make coalition building on different policies more complex, down the line. The Greens and Eurosceptic parties did better than in the last elections, while the two main political par...
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What's next for EU POLICY?

​The European elections will take place on 23-26 May. The result of the elections will shape EU policies and will impact the environment in which your companies conduct business. Schuman Associates closely monitors the election campaigning and will bring you insights on the European elections as they unfold. For our first brief, we reviewed the Eur...
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What’s next for Renewable Energy in the EU?

Renewable energy forms an essential part of the EU´s strategy to tackle climate change. Commenting on the political agreement for the new Renewable Energy Directive   (RED II) Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete stated: "Renewables are good for Europe, and today, Europe is good at renewables." The subject of his comm...
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The future of the European Union’s fight against money laundering

On 4th April, Schuman Associates, which acts as a secretariat of AME – Anti Money Laundering Europe , organised a lunch seminar at the European Parliament on the topic of the future of the European Union's fight against money laundering. Representatives from the public and private sector debated on how to further strengthen the EU legislative frame...
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What next on plastic waste in the EU?

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. Plastics are even reaching citizens' lungs and dinner tables, with microplastics found in air, water and food having an unknown impact on their health. Building on the Commission's ...
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What’s next for Artificial Intelligence in the EU?

​ While we wait for the publication of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics guidelines from the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence , scheduled for March 2019, we take stock of recent EU efforts to support the private and public sector in creating an enabling environment for development and application of AI and we look at what EU...
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Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

"Cohesion, a common European value" In the first half of 2019, Romania will head the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), for the first time ever and exactly 12 years after the country joined the EU. Its mandate coincides with an intense period for the Union. Brexit, the European Parliament elections, negotiations on the next Multi...
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