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EU Public Policy Update Financial Services and Taxation – Selected Developments From First Half of (H1) 2020

The European Commission (i.e. the European Union’s Executive Body) has started a new 5-year political mandate on 1 December 2019 under the leadership of its new President, the German Ursula von der Leyen. Three overarching priorities are woven into the EC policy agenda 2019-2024: (1) sustainability/climate neutrality (under the new European Green Deal), (2) digitalization … Continue Reading

Update on EU Sustainability Policies – Select Developments From First Half of (H1) 2020

This overview provides select EU policy developments in the broad area of sustainability – and how we can support businesses in managing and shaping these policy discussions to their advantage. Our Observations Despite the COVID-19 crisis, sustainability policy remains a top priority for EU policymakers. Now is the best time for businesses to engage in … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy Update ICT and Digital Markets – Select Developments from First Half of (H1) 2020

The European Commission (i.e. the European Union’s Executive Body) has started a new 5-year political mandate on 1 December 2019 under the leadership of its new President, the German Ursula von der Leyen. Three overarching priorities are woven into the EC policy agenda until 2024: (1) sustainability/climate neutrality (under the new European Green Deal), (2) … Continue Reading

Congress Returns to Potential Showdown over Refugee Resettlement, Debate of Changes to Visa Waiver Program; President Obama Reassures Holiday Travelers

Legislative Activity Congress Returns to Potential Showdown over Refugee Resettlement, Debate of Changes to Visa Waiver Program Congress returns to Washington this week, but the brewing battle over plans to resettle Syrian refugees threatens to complicate the few days remaining before the end of the legislative session.  Just before the Thanksgiving break, the House passed legislation … Continue Reading

Defense Authorization Act Heads to Senate Floor; Senators Introduce Syria Sanctions Enhancement Act; U.S. Negotiators for TTIP Indicate Flexibility in Financial Services Regulation

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Defense Authorization The Fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (S.1197) is expected to come to the Senate floor this week. Speculation is high the Senate debate will be truncated in order to conclude before the Thanksgiving congressional recess. Iran Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry continued … Continue Reading
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