About: Lisbon

Public Affairs 03-12-2009

PA chief: Scope for top-job ‘turf struggles’ under Lisbon

The Lisbon Treaty leaves scope for 'turf struggles' to take place over the division of power between the new EU president and High Representative for Foreign Affairs but this is less likely given the personalities currently in place, Georg Danell, managing partner at the Brussels office of public affairs firm Kreab Gavin Anderson, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 03-12-2009

PA director: National parliaments must ‘work hard’ under Lisbon

National parliaments will need to work hard to get to grips with EU legislative proposals quickly and join forces with their counterparts elsewhere in the EU if they are to make the most of the additional scrutiny powers granted to them under the Lisbon Treaty, Caroline Wunnerlich, managing director of Fleishman-Hillard Europe, told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Public Affairs 03-12-2009

Consultant: ‘Top job’ roles to be defined by personalities

The division of power between the new EU president and High Representative for Foreign Affairs "will be defined by their personalities," Julia Harrison, managing partner at public affairs consultancy Blueprint Partners, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 01-12-2009

PA boss: Lisbon to make EU ‘real entity on global stage’

Today's entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty should help the European Union to become "a real entity on the global stage," Elaine Cruikshanks, CEO of the Brussels arm of public affairs firm Hill & Knowlton, told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Murray: Emerging challenges in consumer policy

Changing demographics will have a wide-ranging impact on income, pensions and healthcare in years to come, former BEUC director Jim Murray told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Reflecting upon almost twenty years as head of the European consumers' organisation, Murray highlighted digital rights, nanotechnology and GM technology as the predominant issues to emerge during his tenure.   

Poto?nik: EU research programmes need to contribute to delivering Lisbon

EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Poto?nik talks to EURACTIV about issues such as the 3 per cent Barcelona target on investing in research, plans for the European Research Council and how to communicate science. The interview comes with the Commission preparing to unveil a proposal for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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Interview: Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of the PES

Poul Rasmussen, President of the Party of the European Socialists (PES), advocates a strong focus on education, research and innovation to keep Europe competitive and avoid delocalisation.