Olivier Billot

Brexit 15-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, kebab, and diversity

Welcome to Tweets of the Week. Brexit talks are looking drab, MEPs love a kebab, and EU diversity needs big rehab.
Politics 11-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Maria João Rodrigues MEP, Vice President of the Social Democrats

Maria João Rodrigues, Portuguese MEP, and Vice President of the Social Democrats, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.
Politics 04-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Ska Keller MEP, Co-Chair of the Greens

Ska Keller, Co-Chair of the Greens in the European Parliament, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.
Brexit 01-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: UK divorce bill, Glyphosate, and the royal wedding

The UK divorce bill makes Brexiteers wince, Glyphosate renewal fails to convince, and actress Meghan Markle gets to marry a Prince.
Digital 24-11-2017

Digital evidence: Europe’s fragmented crime scene

As the European Commission prepares a new legislative proposal dealing with digital data, expert panelists examine the challenges facing European judiciaries. Conflicting laws, and legal philosophies risk undermining citizens data privacy rights; this create economic uncertainty for digital service providers; and slows Europe’s uptake of cloud computing solutions. Is a new transatlantic framework possible? Our panel discussed this and many related issues. Check-out our event playlist.
Brexit 24-11-2017

Tweets of the Week: German politics, EU agencies, and Barnier on Brexit

Merkel’s got a lot to prove, EU agencies are on the move, and Barnier thinks Brexit won’t be smooth.
Politics 15-11-2017

Over A Coffee with Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian MEP

Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.
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Digital 15-11-2017

ETNO elects Phillip Malloch as new Chairman for 2018

On October 26, ETNO Association elected Phillip Malloch, Vice-President - Head of Group Public Affairs, Telia Company, as the new ETNO Chairman for 2018.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 24
Politics 10-11-2017

Tweets of the Week: Paradise papers, Catalonian mayors, and divine intervention

Paradise papers could get litigious, singing Catalan mayors are prodigious, and a Commission meeting this week got religious.
Politics 03-11-2017

Tweets of the Week: Puigdemont, indictment and Halloween

Welcome to Tweets of the Week. #Puigdemont in Brussels causes excitement; there’s an EU connection to those US #indictments; and happy #Halloween, we hope you weren’t frightened.
Politics 27-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Me Too, Glyphosate, and ePrivacy

"Me too" hashtag sparks harassment debate, Commission loses over glyphosate hate, and ePrivacy vote opens lobby floodgate.
Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.
Margaritis Schinas
23-10-2017

Commission: Some people undermine our Brexit negotiating position

Margaritis Schinas, the Commission chief spokesperson, today (23 October) refuted publication according to which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May looked “despondent” and “looked like someone who can’t sleep a wink”.
Politics 20-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Daphne Caruana Galizia, Hurricane Orphelia, and another EUCO summit

This week, leading Maltese reporter slain, Ireland laughs in the face of a hurricane, and Council suffers under Brexit strain.
Digital 19-10-2017

What is next for eGovernment ?

This year the Estonian EU Presidency is putting eGovernment at the forefront of discussions leading up to a Tallinn Declaration. Estonia is ranked number 1 in the EU and has emerged as a global leader in eGovernment operations.
Brexit 13-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Weinstein, Brexit ball games, and Catalonia

This week, Harvey Weinstein the world’s most hated man? Brexit ball games, Barnier’s no fan. And watch this space if you’re Catalan.
Digital 29-09-2017

The Data Economy: Ownership, Access and Portability

Maximising the benefits of data-driven digital transformation requires the European Union to ensure that data flows across borders and sectors. The European Commission has identified emerging data issues during its preparation for a legislative proposal on the “Free Flow of Data”.
EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2017

Juncker’s full 2017 State of the Union speech

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union speech covered what the EU achieved last year and where the bloc is heading.
Brexit 08-09-2017

Tweets of the Week: German elections, Hungary’s fence, and the royal baby

Welcome to EU Tweets of the Week. Germany has a debate, the ECJ seals Hungary’s fate and it’s baby three for William and Kate.
Brexit 28-07-2017

Tweets of the Week: Rule of law protests, French benefits cut, and US/UK trade

Welcome to Tweets of the Week. Protests at Schuman, French grant cut’s inhuman and UK-US trade deal is loomin'.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 12
Brexit 21-07-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit negotiations, rule of law, and Belgian fries

Brexit talks are underway, rule of law goes astray, but Belgian fries are here to stay.
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Digital 10-07-2017

MEP Michał Boni on 5G, Gigabit Society and digital regulations

Polish MEP Michał Boni believes technologies evolve much faster than legislation. This means that we need rules that are adjusted to suit the reality of the situation.
Development Policy 06-07-2017

EU foreign affairs: Militarising EU development aid; Minsk 2.0; and freezing out Erdogan.

Will the militarisation of the EU's development aid get sent back to base by the ECJ? Should the EU push for a new Minsk implementation schedule?
Brexit 06-07-2017

Uniting Ireland: Economically viable, or fiscal deal-breaker?

Brexit has accelerated the process towards a united Ireland, a path some see as inevitable.