Last week’s European Council Summit sparked a lot of media attention for the chamber. We’ve put the pick together here so you can catch any of the TV, radio and newspaper interviews from the week. On Thursday, on the bill with former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, CEO Glenn Vaughan was interviewed live on euronews Vice-President Tom Parker also spoke to RTBF on Sunday … Continue reading British Chamber Media Dashboard
Since the terror threat in Brussels, leading to the subsequent lock-down which then inspired Mr Trump to dub the city a ‘hellhole’, not to mention last week’s EU reform negotiations and the tabloid media storm that ensued: It’s fair to say that Belgium and Brussels has had it’s fair share of attention this winter, and it’s been all but rosy. We’ll be setting all that … Continue reading Belgium Shows How Important Europe Is For Britain
Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from some of our organising committee chairs on what they’re planning for our members in 2016. This week, EU Committee Chair James Stevens tells us what to expect over the next 12 months A quick scan of the newspapers at this time of year provides you with a veritable smorgasbord of predictions for the year ahead. And … Continue reading One Prediction for 2016 that We Guarantee Will Come True
Dave Sinardet is a Professor of Political Science at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), specialised in federalism, nationalism and multi level governance. He is also a columnist for De Tijd and La Libre Belgique. This week he writes his analysis on the issue of Brexit in light of the UK’s looming referendum. The importance of the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership cannot be … Continue reading The UK referendum: high stakes for both Europe and Britain
The UK’s referendum on EU membership represents a major landmark in the history of European integration. The British Chamber in Brussels sits in the political heart of Europe and have direct access to the EU insights that are critical for business. The referendum then is of huge importance to us, as it is to Britain and Europe. This week our Chief Executive officer, Glenn Vaughan, … Continue reading The UK Referendum – What We’re Doing
The issue of Brexit is an ever-present in today’s media; particularly in recent weeks as Nigel Farage begins his attempt to unify the ‘out’ campaign. This week Tom Parker, Managing Director of Cambre Associates and British Chamber Vice President writes about the Chamber’s stance on the UK referendum debate. With the UK Referendum fast approaching, the debate about the UK and its EU future is … Continue reading UK Referendum – the Chamber’s View
By James Dowling, Director at FleishmanHillard The British Chamber and FleishmanHillard London are putting together the programme for the chamber’s first ever London Visit this November. James Dowling, Director at FleishmanHillard London, gives us a peek into some of the current hot topics in the UK that will be covered during the visit. The UK is where it’s at. A strong, stable economy outperforming the … Continue reading London Visit Appetiser
By Daniel Neale, Communications Officer at the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium In the middle of last week’s EU summit, Prime Minister David Cameron was able to squeeze in the UK’s membership renegotiation process. With the talks now officially underway, he stated that “renegotiation will seek a new and better membership for the UK. One that is in EU, but not run by it”. So … Continue reading What next for EU-UK relations after the latest EU Council summit?
By Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. So there will be a UK referendum on membership of the European Union. Business opinions seems strongly in favour of UK membership and the polls also say the British public would vote to stay in – but opinion is volatile. We need to make sure our members’ voice is heard, and we’ll … Continue reading Referendum: Are you ready?
By Inge Boets, Managing Director Porter Novelli Brexit, the construed term to allude to the UK’s potential separation from the European Union, has been a trending topic for the past two years to the point that has become part of its brand identity. Disenchantment with the EU has been a common occurrence since the UK joined the EU in 1973. This has given the Member … Continue reading Brexit: the sum of its parts