REVIEW OF APPOINTMENTS IN 2020

Source: Politico (Category Influencers)

*Excludes appointments within the EU institutions

18 December 2020

KEY POINTS OF THE BREXIT DEAL

  • Zero tariffs and quotas on goods
  • The end of free movement, meaning UK citizens will no longer have the right to work, live, study, or start a business in the EU without a visa
  • Border checks will apply between the UK and EU member states
  • There will be no hard border on the island of Ireland between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • The UK will be able to further develop British fishing activities for at least 5-and-a-half years, during which time European fishing communities will be safeguarded

NEW APPOINTMENTS OF INFLUENCERS IN 2020

During the course of the year, entities here below have received new staff; some existing ones have been promoted while others have voluntarily left and others retired.
 

WORLD’S NUMBER 4 CAR MAKER

Fiat Chrysler and PSA merger (to be called Stellantis) is expected to occur by the end of the first quarter of 2021. FCA's controlling shareholder is Exor, the holding company of Italy's Agnelli family while PSA's investors are the Peugeot family, the French government and China's Dongfeng.

THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLAN CHECKLISTS

Authors: Iskander De Bruycker (Political Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands and Aaron McLoughlin (Senior Advisor, FleishmanHillard, Brussels, Belgium)

STEP 1: SITUATION ANALYSIS

VON DER LEYEN STATE OF THE UNION 2020

President von der Leyen pledged that the Commission will drive a sustainable and transformational recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that will give the EU a global platform that will give the EU a global platform to lead economically, environmentally and geopolitically. According to the Commission’s President, Next Generation EU represents a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to make change happen by design and to enable the EU to become green, digital and more resilient.

REGIONAL AIRPORTS IN THE EU

There is an ongoing debate over the definition of a 'regional airport'. Some attempts to define a regional airport link the notion of 'regional' to the fact that the catchment area of an airport is located outside a capital city. There is no definition of a regional airport at EU level to date.

An airport should be considered regional if it

1. Primarily serves short and medium range routes and

2. Primarily serves point-to-point destinations

Austria (6)

THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CRISIS IN PERSPECTIVE

  1. The global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes in the next 30 years. The Ecological Threat Register, conducted by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), projected that as many as 1.2 billion people around the world could be displaced by 2050. No country will be able to escape the impact of the climate crisis -- but the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations will be hardest hit.

FORECASTING THE U.S. ELECTIONS

In parenthesis the number of Electoral Votes

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AIRPORTS

Airports are essential to the economic development of cities, countries, and regions. They directly contribute to economies by providing services to airlines, moving passengers, and transporting cargo. The movement of goods and people also benefits governments, consumers, and industries.

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