MEMBER STATES APPROACHES TO REGULATING TELEWORK

The massive and rapid adoption of telework in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns exposed gaps in the legislation governing telework arrangements across the EU Member States. In some cases, there was no regulation in place; in others, it was too restrictive. Governments scrambled to put temporary measures in place to cover the emergency situation and the urgent need to enable workers to work from home. Now that the pandemic is receding and wholesale telework seems to be here to stay, governments are faced with the need to properly regulate such arrangements.

SAVE LEBANON !!!

If external powers — especially the European Union, Britain, the United States, Canada, and Australia — believe that Lebanon’s stability remains an important ingredient in the regional geopolitical context, they should embark on a bold strategy to prevent Lebanon from becoming a failed state. These countries would find support within their own borders from their hundreds of thousands of Lebanese immigrants. 

DEFENDING THE CHAMPAGNE LABEL

France strives to prevent the term Champagne from becoming a mere synonym for sparkling wine. Through various regulations and activities, the French exert both internal and external controls over the use of the word. Within France, rules ensure that wine produced in Champagne meets established standards of quality, creating consistent characteristics that emerge upon opening a bottle labeled as such. France makes great efforts to capitalize on the Champagne name throughout the world and aims to ensure that the French wine region receives these benefits exclusively.

BANNED AIRLINES IN THE EU

  1. Afghanistan (All Airlines)
  2. Angola (All Airlines except TAAG Angola Airlines, Heli Malongo Airways)
  3. Armenia (All Airlines)
  4. Belarus (All Airlines)
  5. Democratic Reublic of the Congo (All Airlines)
  6. Republic of the Congo (All Airlines)
  7. Djibouti (All Airlines)
  8. Equatorial Guinea (All Airlines except CEIBA Intercontinental)
  9. Eritrea (All Airlines)
  10. Iran (Iran Aseman Airlines; Iran Air is subject to restrictions)
  11. Iraq (Iraqi Airways)
  12. Kyrgyzstan (All Airlines)
  13. Liberia (All Airlines)

COVID-19 VACCINATION RATE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

As of 1 July 2021

% of Population Fully Vaccinated

TOP EU ASSOCIATIONS CHAMPIONS IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

  1. ACEA – The EuropeanAutomobile Manufacturers' Association
  2. Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council
  3. Cepi - The Confederation of European Paper Industries
  4. CES - Silicones Europe
  5. COPA COGECA
  6. CropLife Europe
  7. DigitalEurope
  8. EBAA – The European Business Aviation Association
  9. EBF - The European Banking Federation
  10. EFPIA – The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  11. ETNO - The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  12. European Broadcasting Union

WHERE PERSONNEL CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS (2021)

  1. # SustainablePublicAffairs
  2. Acumen
  3. Afore Consulting
  4. Amazon
  5. AmCham EU
  6. Amfori
  7. APCO Wolrdwide
  8. Apple
  9. Argo AI
  10. ASML
  11. Association of Chocolate Biscuits and Confectionery (CAOBISCO)
  12. Association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS)
  13. Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL)
  14. Association of German Banks
  15. Bangor University in North Wales
  16. BCW Brussels
  17. Bellona Europa
  18. BEUC
  19. Borderlex

TRACKING INFLUENCERS IN THE NEWS IN JUNE 2021

Source: Politico

Acumen: Anneleen Ghekiere and Stephany Vargas have joined Acumen Public Affairs as consultants. In addition, Acumen has announced a host of promotions: Brendan Moran is now associate director, Alex King account director, Maxime Lambert consultant, Zachary McGuinness consultant, Felix Sames consultant, Marta Provencio consultant, Carlotta Villa consultant.

CLIMATE CHANGE MEDICAL ADVOCACY

Effective approaches to mitigating environmental health risks require policy-level interventions. Physician participation in such policymaking—as advisors to policymakers or in other capacities can be useful in bringing attention to short- and long-term health consequences that might otherwise be overlooked. Indeed, many physicians have chosen to learn about and work to change environmental conditions that can undermine health under climate change and to speak out about these issues in public. Many have detailed the health threats posed by climate change.

THE EUROPEAN CLIMATE AND HEALTH OBSERVATORY

The European Climate and Health Observatory (‘Observatory’) https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/observatory  is a partnership between the European Commission, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and several other organisations.

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