Former Romanian Anti-Corruption Chief set to become the EU’s chief prosecutor

Former Romanian Anti-Corruption Chief set to become the EU’s chief prosecutor

Posted on 20 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

On Thursday Laura Kovesi received the backing of EU Ambassadors to become the new European Public Prosecutor. The new office of European Public Prosecutor will be tasked with investigating complex fraud cases, including crimes related to the EU budget, tackling corruption and fraud connected to EU funds. To date 22 EU member states have agreed […] Read more...

Ireland’s tax policy back in EU spotlight over Apple Tax Case

Ireland’s tax policy back in EU spotlight over Apple Tax Case

Posted on 20 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

This week saw a landmark appeal case appear in front of the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg. Ireland and Apple appealed against a ruling by the European Commission that Ireland had given the technology giant some €13billion in illegal state aid, and ordered that Ireland claim the unpaid taxes. The 2016 ruling by Margrethe […] Read more...

The week that went from bad to worse for Boris

The week that went from bad to worse for Boris

Posted on 20 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

They say a week is a long time in politics. Well this week must have felt like a lifetime for UK PM Boris Johnson. On Monday Johnson travelled to Luxembourg to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. EU officials present at the meeting describe a “penny dropping moment” when Johnson realised that his plans for […] Read more...

A(nother) Wobbly Week in Westminster

A(nother) Wobbly Week in Westminster

Posted on 13 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled on Wednesday 11 September that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament is unlawful. The case will move to the UK Supreme Court next Tuesday. The justification given by Johnson in suspending parliament was to allow sufficient time for the Government to prepare a new legislative agenda for the Queen’s […] Read more...

New College of European Commissioners announced

New College of European Commissioners announced

Posted on 13 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

On 10 September European Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen presented her new team of Commissioners-designate, as well as a revamped structure for the institution. The key issues the Von der Leyen Commission will seek to address include changes in climate, technology and demographics. Von der Leyen was keen to address equality in the distribution […] Read more...

Irish Government Announces Plans for No Deal Budget

Irish Government Announces Plans for No Deal Budget

Posted on 13 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The Irish cabinet this week approved a recommendation from Minister of Finance, Paschal Donohoe, to base October’s budget on a No Deal Brexit outcome. Dublin has grown increasingly alarmed over the political turbulence since Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister. The government’s economic statement delivered this summer had already pre-committed €2.1 billion to fund budgetary […] Read more...

Account Executive – Tech (Brussels)

Posted on 11 Sep 2019 in Careers

Role: Account Executive Location: Brussels Vulcan is looking to appoint an Account Executive in its Brussels office. Ideal start date October 2019. The Account Executive would become a key member of a client team. His/Her role would involve supporting on the Account Director in their day-to-day client work. He/she would work in our Technology Digital […] Read more...

Account Manager – Financial Services (Brussels)

Posted on 11 Sep 2019 in Careers

Role: Account Manager Location: Brussels Vulcan Consulting is looking to appoint an Account Manager in its Brussels office. The Account Manager would become a key member of a client team. His/Her role would involve managing and supporting the Account Director on the day-to-day client work and supporting on new business development. He/she would work in […] Read more...

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