About: Christophe Leclercq

Media 04-05-2020

Press Freedom and Europe: Wolves, vultures, trolls… plus knights and journalists

The media and the EU face similar dangers. Christophe Leclercq, who established Fondation EURACTIV and the EURACTIV media network,  creatively illustrates how characters could cooperate to avoid the worst.
Media 27-06-2019

EU media sector needs a Marshall Plan, experts say

The European Union should establish a type of “Marshall plan” to support the sustainability of the bloc’s media sector, experts and MEPs said during an event organized by Fondation EURACTIV on Tuesday (25 June).
Stanley Johnson being interviewed on BBC News 22 Feb 16
Brexit 13-06-2016

Stanley Johnson: There is no majority in UK parliament to deliver Brexit

Stanley Johnson, father of Brexiteer-in-chief Boris, has said that there is no majority in the UK parliament to deliver Brexit after a Leave vote in the referendum.

Fearless after #Paris: From solidarity to deeper EU changes, less and more Europe

Terrorism will not go away. What are the implications of this sad truth? We face a long ‘simmering war’, akin to the Cold War, requiring strong nerves and smart actions over time. 
Can European media brands reinforce their own platforms?
Technology 04-08-2015

Europe needs bridges between national media, here is how

How to reconcile Greek and German public opinions, or reform the Eurozone, without building bridges between national media? David Mekkaoui and Christophe Leclercq explain why they think this is necessary and possible.
Journalists and publishers must unite to create a eurozone press
#Media4EU 22-06-2015

Journalists and publishers must unite to create a eurozone press

Populists hit out at an "Anglo-Saxon" EU, Russia spreads propaganda, media concentration increases as revenues move to Google and Facebook. Christophe Leclercq gives a candid view on how publishers and politicians can help Europe’s press prevail.
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Global Europe 20-04-2015

The founder on Open EURACTIV: fit for competition & partners

Christophe Leclercq, you are EURACTIV’s founder, we hear about competition in Brussels, how do you see it?
Silvio Berlusconi & Rupert Murdoch partner on new transatlantic media
Public Affairs 01-04-2015

Murdoch and Berlusconi partner on transatlantic media, announce EURACTIV and Roll Call takeover

Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaSet and Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp are poised to set the transatlantic news agenda and dominate both the EU and the US media space.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.

Welcome Mr Tusk! Innovation as Europe’s new narrative

Mr Juncker called for an ‘inter-institutional agreement’ to fast track his 10 priorities, while Pope Francis warns of the EU’s ‘bureaucratic technicalities'. Moving on next week from leading Poland, the new Council President could improve country involvement, starting with a clear narrative around innovation, writes Christophe Leclercq.
Christophe Leclercq, Founder, EURACTIV
Technology 01-10-2014

Mr Juncker, EU communication is political: worth a VP

As the new ‘political’ Commission is being debated and adjusted, one should move from policy coordination to external impact. Christophe Leclercq, a longtime observer of EU communication, sees merit in the Commission set-up being confirmed, and also flags a major gap in its potential for reaching out.
Technology 09-07-2014

Mr Juncker: pick one Commissioner for communications, another for the media sector

In the coming weeks, Jean-Claude Juncker faces the challenge to match profiles, portfolios and country ambitions with the needs of EU citizens. One is to communicate the EU message better; another is to ensure a sustainable industry strategy for the fragile media sector. Mr Juncker shouldn’t confuse these two, writes Christophe Leclercq.
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MEP candidate Dan Luca on corruption, renewal, influence, socialist hopes

Until this campaign Dan Luca interacted mainly with expats Romanians, but this time also in Romania, on national TV. Based on 20 years of EU experiences, as part of the ‘Erasmus generation, he stands for making Romania more influential. Watch the full interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3dRFBLsXg4
Christophe Leclercq [Lisbon Council]

Replace ‘Lisbon Agenda’ and ‘Europe 2020’ with ‘Innovation Mandate 2019′

EU socio-economic goals are usually bundled into five-year policy initiatives. The two previous 'agendas' were weak, and then overshadowed by the debt crisis. The next one should appeal more broadly, while spurring more momentum for change, writes Christophe Leclercq.
Future EU 06-06-2013

Four steps to usher EU out of austerity

The transition to a more integrated eurozone within a vaster internal market may usher Europe out of austerity, if applied properly. Berlin has given indications it would not stand in the way. The French Socialist Party must map the way forward at its June convention and act between September’s German elections and the May 2014 European elections, writes Christophe Leclercq.
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Future EU 29-03-2013

The Future of Europe: How will the debate be communicated?

With the urgency of the financial crisis passing, attention turns to European integration. European countries (Eurozone, non-Eurozone or non-EU) are re-assessing their relationship with the EU. This will be an over-arching debate in Europe in the next 5 years. Many actors will drive this debate. Think-tanks and academia have started to circulate ideas and scenarios. Senior EU policymakers, multi-national corporations, political parties and national politicians will all weigh in.
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Brexit 07-11-2012

UK and Europe: For better, not for worse

The UK grows increasingly euro-sceptic, vetoing the Banking Union, threatening the EU's long-term budget and promising a referendum on membership. However, a EURACTIV ranking of the "40 most influential Britons on current EU policy-making" underlines British influence on European issues. Complementing a federal eurozone, Britain may opt for a 'focused membership’ centred on a better regulated single market, write Christophe Leclercq and Sharon Leclercq-Spooner.
Future EU 08-07-2005

Interview with Christophe Leclercq, EURACTIV founder & publisher, on EU Communication

EURACTIV's publisher Christophe Leclerq see strong decentralisation and fast action as his key recommendations for Commissioner Wallström's communication strategy, starting with the Commission's action plan.