Grants to relaunch international conferences and B2B events

 Faced with the current crisis, the MICE industry has got its thinking cap on. From anticipating changes and the implementation of new technologies in their events, to choosing a location that is closer to home – there are many paths that lead to new, innovative solutions. To help the sector, the Brussels-Capital Region, European destination…

German Wirecard scandal

The European Parliament has called for tough examination of the Wirecard scandal and the failure of German supervisor BaFin. The Legal Affairs Committee and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament have sent a joint letter to the EU Commission on Wirecard and European auditing rules.  The letter was prepared by the…

Is the BLM movement being manipulated?

The Social Media Intelligence Unit (SMIU), a project of non-profit organisation Alliance4Europe, has published new research identifying intrusion into the global Black Lives Matter movement. The “Society Burning: Tactical Assessment” that organised actors are using social media to paint a picture of “Marxist subversion of the American dream” by the protest group in order to…

Civil Society Against COVID-19

The EESC will reward up to 29 solidarity initiatives undertaken in the EU and the United Kingdom to battle COVID-19 and cushion its devastating blows The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching a Civil Solidarity Prize, a one-off award with the specific theme of “Civil society against COVID-19”, which this year will be replacing its flagship…

UK-Turkey Trade deal

By Sam Lowe, and Luigi Scazzieri Turkey and the UK want to maintain a close relationship after the Brexit transition ends. But concluding a trade deal will not be easy, and relations could sour if tensions increase between Turkey and the EU or US.   A UK-Turkey trade deal is “very close”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu…

Defending the EU’s Trade

The European Union is committed to free trade. However, if European industries suffer as a result of unfair practices by non-EU countries, such as dumping and subsidised imports, the EU can respond with Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs). The European Court of Auditors has looked at this area for the first time. It concludes that the…