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Top in Tech: political ads, the Web Summit and the Digital Markets Act

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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How are small businesses innovating in unprecedented times?

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Alex Dawson
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On a recent Global Counsel event, Practice Lead Alex Dawson is joined by a distinguished panel to explore how small businesses have adapted and transformed during the pandemic, and whether these changes are here to stay.

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Poland: a test case for EU's rule of law

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Anikó Zsebik
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What do recent events in Poland tell us about the rule of law in the EU? Stephen Adams, Anikó Zsebik and Denzil Davidson look at how the question of EU-level legislation has collided with current events in Poland and what it means for other member states and the wider debate on sovereignty.

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On the ground in Glasgow: everything you need to know from COP26

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Charley Roberts
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The UK’s presidency of the climate change conference COP26 was seized as an opportunity to define themselves as a leader in this space on the global stage. The key goals set out by Alok Sharma, COP26 President, was “cars, coal, cash, and trees”, with other important areas requiring resolution being the finalisation of the emissions trading chapter of the Paris Agreement.

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From Virginia to DC: how the US state election results will affect the mid-terms

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Ben Bassett
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Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead, US Political due diligence; Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate; and Ben Bassett, Associate, discuss how the elections on November 2nd will affect the Biden administration’s agenda.

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Top in Tech: Frances Haugen, Facebook’s metaverse and the TTC

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a new monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team will lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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Are musicians getting a raw deal from music streaming?

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Conan D'Arcy
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With artists pushing for reform to the music streaming economy, and rates of pay for streaming the lowest they have ever been, it’s been only a matter of time before the industry caught the attention of UK policymakers.

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Unpacking the latest NIP proposals

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Stephen Adams
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The European Commission has released its proposals on how to ease the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. They contain far-reaching proposals in some areas, such as facilitative measures for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. They are light on details in others. Critically, they are silent on certain issues raised by the UK government, such…

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Could rising energy prices leave the industry out in the cold?

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Frederick Michell
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Energy prices have been rising across the world over the past weeks. Energy prices fluctuations have already occurred in the past, but this time the world is emerging from a global pandemic and high gas and power prices could hamper recovery. End consumers impoverished by covid-19 are now faced with higher bills, and businesses are either pushed out of the market or…

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Boris Johnson’s conference friends and business foes

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Alex Dawson
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Another October, another party conference season is over in the UK. With a speech to the Conservative faithful in the Manchester hall, the Prime Minister set out what the second half of his parliamentary term might look like. Crucially, while he gave details of what he wanted to do, questions about the cost of living, the NHS backlog and net-zero ahead of the October…

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Morten Petersen MEP: Will Fit for 55 get the EU to net zero?

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Tom White
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The Fit for 55 package currently being negotiated sets out much of the legislative backbone that will drive Europe toward net zero. A key challenge that could break the green deal’s success is achieving effective integration of energy systems in transport, industry and power production across the 27-member bloc. Billions of investments are at stake and European operators…

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Could Olaf Scholz be the new Chancellor of Germany?

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Thomas Gratowski
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With the German parliamentary elections and Angela Merkel’s departure after sixteen years, the scene seems set for profound changes, with months of coalition haggling ahead. But with a change of players and, maybe, a change of parties, will much really change in German politics? And how will that affect policy at home and in the EU?

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Third Way's Matt Bennett: what's next for Biden?

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Erin Caddell
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In-conversation with Matt Bennett, Executive VP for Policy, Third Way; and Erin Caddell, President, Global Counsel USA, discussing the current US political and policy landscape, and the outlook for the fall legislative season and beyond.

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How much do YOU know about inflation?

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Stephen Adams
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Rishi Patel, Practice Lead for Policy Communications, Stephen Adams, Senior Director and Rebecca Park, Senior Practice Lead for Financial Services discuss new research commissioned by Global Counsel looking at public attitudes to inflation, price rises and the cost of living.

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Summer archive: An "On the ground" view of managing covid-19

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Erin Caddell
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This summer, we are revisiting episodes from the Global Counsel podcast archive, looking at what they can tell us about topical developments in public policy and regulation ahead of the autumn. From COP26 to the education system in the US, the GC team offers timeless insight into global and national trends to look out for across sectors and around the world.

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Summer archive: How can the UK get to net zero? In conversation with Lord Deben

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Geoffrey Norris
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This summer, we are revisiting episodes from the Global Counsel podcast archive, looking at what they can tell us about topical developments in public policy and regulation ahead of the autumn. From COP26 to the education system in the US, the GC team offers timeless insight into global and national trends to look out for across sectors and around the world.

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How the Fit for 55 package will impact the energy sector

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Tom White
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Two weeks after its release, industry stakeholders and policy makers have started reacting to the commission's Fit for 55 Package. The set of proposals consists of twelve highly interlinked measures across emissions pricing, transport and energy.

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Fiona Hill on the next phase in EU-US relations

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Denzil Davidson
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In-conversation with Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow at Brookings, former Deputy Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council; and Denzil Davidson, former Special Adviser to the previous British Prime Minister and Adviser on EU and multilateral policy at Global Counsel, discussing the last four years of US…

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