Gang of 6 to meet over top EU posts

Gang of 6 to meet over top EU posts

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

After almost two weeks since millions of voters went to the polls across the European Union, citizens are no less clear on who will become the next President of the European Commission. Six EU leaders from the three main political parties will meet today, Friday, to discuss who should take up the key Commission post. […] Read more...

Finland Pledges Carbon Neutrality Ahead of EU Presidency

Finland Pledges Carbon Neutrality Ahead of EU Presidency

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

As Finland prepares to take over the rotating EU presidency from next month, the country’s new left leaning government said on Monday that it will aim to cut its carbon emissions completely by 2035. After lengthy talks following April’s general election, Finland agreed on a new five-party government which has pledged to increase public spending […] Read more...

Tories change rules to leadership race

Tories change rules to leadership race

Posted on 07 Jun 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The influential 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs have changed the rules governing the party leadership race after at least 13 candidates put themselves forward to replace Theresa May. Up until now, candidates had only required the support of two fellow MPs in order to be on the first ballot. However, the party has now […] Read more...

Irish privacy watchdog head Helen Dixon reappointed for 5-year term

Irish privacy watchdog head Helen Dixon reappointed for 5-year term

Posted on 31 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has been reappointed to a second five-year term. Since her appointment in 2014, Data Protection Commissioner Dixon has roughly quadrupled the staff and budget of the regulator. Ms. Dixon, who started in the role in 2014, is in charge of overseeing the European operations of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other Silicon Valley […] Read more...

Conservative Party Leadership Race 

Conservative Party Leadership Race 

Posted on 31 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Under Conservative party rules Tory MPs select two candidates to go through to a run-off where over 120,000 members of the party get to vote for their first preference. As many as 15 potential candidates are said to be eyeing their chances of taking over from current Prime Minister Theresa May in what is likely […] Read more...

Race on for the European Commission Presidency

Race on for the European Commission Presidency

Posted on 31 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The race for the top jobs in the European Institutions has begun. The special summit of the European Council was held in Brussels on Tuesday – the first meeting where leaders tried to push their preferences for the top job in the executive branch of the European Union. Manfred Weber, supported by Angela Merkel, is […] Read more...

Vulcan Insight – Post European election analysis

by Editor | Posted on 28 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

From Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May 2019 all 28 Member States of the European Union went to the polls to cast their votes in the European elections. While results are still coming in from some jurisdictions, we now know the following: this is the most politically fragmented European election in history. What you need […] Read more...

Huawei Dropped by Google

Huawei Dropped by Google

Posted on 24 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Google has removed Huawei from the Android partner programme, suggesting that the latter will no longer have access to its android software, proprietary apps and services. As a result of the move, which follows on from a recent blacklisting of the company by the US government, Huawei will likely expedite the development of its own […] Read more...

Millions head to the polls in EU elections

Millions head to the polls in EU elections

Posted on 24 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

More than 400 million European citizens are eligible to head to the polls this week in an election which, by all indications, is set to significantly impact the trajectory of EU politics and policy over the next five years. Voters in the Netherlands and the UK kicked off the election on Thursday with voters in […] Read more...

May announces resignation setting off leadership contest

May announces resignation setting off leadership contest

Posted on 24 May 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Theresa May ended months of speculation about her leadership this morning as she gave an emotional statement confirming she would resign as Leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th.  She will remain as Prime Minister until a new successor is chosen by Conservative party members with the expectation that over a dozen candidates may […] Read more...

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