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June 19, 2020

From September, we should expect intense battles between EU institutions, business groups and civil society that will be sharpened by the COVID-19 crisis whose consequences are incalculable, writes Daniel Guéguen.

While the Single Market of 1992 was based on the notion of scale, the Green Deal is based on a change of paradigm. It represents a hugely ambitious project that, even before COVID-19, was being frustrated by a European Council reluctant to provide the Commission w...

After Brexit on Jan 31st 2020 and interruptions due to Covid 19, the UK and EU are back to negotiations on the future EU-UK relationship.


This graphic shows the process on one page with links to key documents notably related to future conditions of trade. There are huge differences, so reaching a good deal with sufficient time for business to prepare is a challenge to say the least – especially as virtual negotiations are not so amenable to finding the necessary compromi...

June 11, 2020

The European Commission’s legislative ambition for the Green Deal will be profoundly impacted by Covid-19.


For some, re-starting the EU economy is an opportunity to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality and a genuine circular economy. For others, these goals should take a back seat during recovery from the crisis.

This special “Green Deal” Comitology Newsletter explores the legislative and regulatory labyrinth of the European Green Deal agenda and analyses lobbying stra...

February 18, 2020

EPPA Senior Adviser Sharon Leclercq-Spooner together with other trade negotiation experts from London, Geneva and Brussels highlight the importance of good governance processes in post Brexit UK in a letter that was the subject of a widely commented article by the Europe Editor of The Telegraph, Peter Foster. (Peter Foster has since moved to the Financial Times.)

Article by Peter Foster:

February 1, 2019

EPPA’s consultant Adam Sebesta argues in an op-ed for why the EU needs to strike a balance between regulation and the innovation principle. He also looks into agriculture of his home country, Slovakia, claiming that innovation is key to revitalize what historically used to be a prosperous sector.  

Read the full article here

Agrosektor zachránia len inovácie: Výzvy pre Európu a Slovensko

Podpora výskumu a inovácií bude rozhodujúca pre budúcnosť poľnohospodárs...

May 18, 2018

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE - EPPA et PACT European Affairs fusionnent leurs services et leurs réseaux et relancent ‘The European Training Institute’ (ETI)

EPPA et PACT European Affairs sont deux consultances en affaires européennes volontairement ‘continentales’ dans une Union Européenne post-Brexit. Culturellement proches, les deux cabinets disposent d’une expertise à la fois technique, politique et stratégique, d’une clientèle internationale et d’équipes multiculturelles, d’une...

May 18, 2018

PRESS RELEASE - EPPA and PACT European Affairs merge their services and networks and relaunch ‘The European Training Institute’ (ETI)

EPPA and PACT European Affairs are two ‘continental’ EU affairs consultancies in a post-Brexit EU. Operating on the basis of a very similar culture, both firms are built upon technical, political and strategic expertise, an international clientele, multicultural teams, long-standing advocacy experience and an intimate knowledge of EU decision...

October 9, 2016

EPPA was chosen by the Polish Council Presidency in 2011 to manage the work of the independent, tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management.

The High Level Group was set up to advise the European Council, Competitiveness Council and the European Commission on how to improve the framework conditions for innovation in Europe.

The Group's two reports and recommendations continue to influence ongoing reform processes. Given the very positive reception of its work...

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