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Exploring the impact and outlook of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy

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Peter Mandelson
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Discussion of food policy in Brussels is dominated by the Common Agricultural Policy, an instrument created 60 years ago and the frequent subject of fierce renegotiation. A series of reforms in recent decades have sought to shift emphasis from subsidising production towards supporting rural development and incentivising stewardship of the environment.

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Can the EU and US finally secure a long-term deal on data transfers?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate and first-time guest Ilana Kunkel to discuss new developments in the frequently tense US-EU data-sharing relationship. A new proposal may resolve longstanding gaps in personal data transfers, but time is running short to reach an agreement. 

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Will the EU tax tech companies to pay for 5G infrastructure?

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Senior Associate Franck Thomas joins Conan D'Arcy to unpack a new EU proposal that may fundamentally change the relationship between European telecoms and US big tech firms.

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A year of war in Ukraine - retaliation, relocation, and reconstruction

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Alexander Smotrov
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This week on the Global Counsel Podcast, Practice Director Alexander Smotrov, Associate Alexander van der Wusten, and Associate Magnus Obermann discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the business sector after a year of fighting. What does Ukraine's resilience mean for rebuilding efforts, why are businesses struggling to fully untangle…

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The future of work and labour with the Financial Times' Sarah O'Connor

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is now weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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What's next for the EU trade agenda?

General Politics

Tiffany McDonald
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Recorded live at our Politics of Food conference in Brussels, Tiffany McDonald, Senior Adviser at Global Counsel, is joined by Arancha González, Dean of Paris School of International Affairs and former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. They discuss the EU trade agenda in the current geopolitical moment and draw on their collective…

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Will Sunak's cabinet reshuffle energise UK tech regulation?

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is now weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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Regulating food at times of innovation and insecurity with the FSA's Emily Miles

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Stephen Adams
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Recorded last month at our Politics of Food conference in London, Senior Director Stephen Adams speaks to Emily Miles, Chief Executive of the UK's Food Standards Agency. They discuss the agency's transition through Brexit, the challenges of running a major food regulator through a pandemic, and the risks and opportunities offered by food innovation.

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Top in Tech: What Meta's Within victory means for Lina Khan and the FTC

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Conan D'Arcy
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Top in Tech is going weekly! In each episode, we'll be covering the week's biggest tech policy story with an expert from our GC team. We'll also continue to host thought leaders and industry experts for monthly in-depth conversations about the future of tech regulation.

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Global Month Ahead: Nigerian elections, EU Green Deal Industrial Plan, and the state of the Ukraine war

General Politics

Alexander van der Wusten
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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. In each episode, Global Macro Associate Director Isabelle Trick will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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The Politics of Food with Dr. Jewel Bronaugh

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Peter Mandelson
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Recorded earlier this month at our Politics of Food conference in Washington DC, GC Chairman Peter Mandelson speaks to Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture. They discuss the state of American food production, Bronaugh's policy priorities in her role, and the impact that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has had on global food supplies.

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Top in Tech: The UK tech startup scene with Leo Ringer

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks to Leo Ringer, Founding Partner at Form Ventures. They discuss the state of the UK tech startup scene, how it compares to other countries and Form Venture's contributions to Atomico's State of European Tech Report.

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Global Month Ahead: The Politics of Food

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Isabelle Trick
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This year, Global Counsel's flagship policy conference is exploring the Politics of Food. Events throughout the month of January will offer a chance to debate and discuss the technological, regulatory and geopolitical challenges testing food systems around the world in 2023.

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Top in Tech: On the ground at CES and the UK Media Bill

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Bart Myners
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Michelle Ryang to hear about what she saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What does the biggest show in tech tell us about the new trends emerging in 2023 and how are US companies reacting to newfound regulatory scrutiny?

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Guy Parker on tech and advertising regulation

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks to Guy Parker, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK regulator of advertising in media. They discuss recent questions around advertising in the technology sector, Parker's long career regulating the sector, and the policy questions raised by new advertising technology. 

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What's next for China's covid policy?

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Jens Presthus
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Associate Director Jens Presthus is joined by Senior Practice Director Thomas Gratowski to discuss China's remarkable reversals regarding covid policy.

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Top in Tech: Regulating the Metaverse

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Conan D'Arcy
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The ‘metaverse’ term was coined thirty years ago, and until recently was part science fiction, part speculation. But with Facebook’s rebranding as Meta last year, an increasing consumer acceptance of virtual interactions post-Covid, and a steady uptick of interest from new sectors (ranging from retail to public services), the metaverse suddenly seems very real. Against…

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Across the west, a new push to combat forced labour

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Beata Stepantchenko
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Beata Stepantchenko, Giulia Pasquali, and Varsha Shankar explore new proposals in the US, EU, and UK that seek to combat forced labour and the associated implications for business.

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