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European Affairs Associate Consultant

Salary: £23-28k depending on experience About us Whitehouse specialises in integrated communications campaigns across public affairs, policy analysis, media relations and crisis communications to engage with decision makers in Brussels, Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions and shape the issues agenda. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a keen interest and experience in EU … Continued

EU-China deal “entrenching Europe’s strategic dependency on China”

Whitehouse Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, is one of over 100 China experts and human rights campaigners and public figures who have published an in-depth statement which decries the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) as being based on a “naïve” set of assumptions and “entrenching Europe’s strategic dependency on China.” Chris, who has backed the statement … Continued

The pandemic exposes deep divides in Europe

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen faces her biggest challenge yet: to initiate plans to incorporate a large and unprecedented fund into the EU budget to revive the economy amidst a global pandemic which has ripped through Europe, ruining lives and economies swiftly and ruthlessly. One of the greatest difficulties of creating a strategy … Continued

The EU is ready for a green and digital Europe – are you?

The new European Commission had grand plans for the EU: European Green Deal, digital transition, further democratisation, … While efforts to make European policymaking more relevant were already frustrated by the reticence of some Member States to contribute more to the EU budget, the COVID-19 pandemic has more decisively delayed the Commission’s ambitious policy agenda. However, even … Continued

European Elections: More bad news for Brussels

Conservative nationalist has taken a firm hold in central Europe and nowhere is this more evident than in Poland. When the Law and Justice party (PiS) won elections in 2015, few political commentators saw their reign as anything more than temporary, yet Monday saw the party win their second consecutive term, a sign that nationalist … Continued

European elections: Taking stock of the hearings of the Commissioners-designate: What’s coming next in European politics?

On Tuesday, 8th October the hearings of Commissioners-designates terminated. In the past few weeks, the 27 potential future Commissioners were scrutinised by Committees of the European Parliament. The UK did not put forward any candidate for the Commissioner’s job branding the issue “a distraction” as Britain prepares to leave the EU on 31st October. The … Continued

EU Elections series: The new European Commission is taking shape

While many were probably enjoying the calm summer period, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has been in full speed mode for the past couple of months trying to get the leaders of the different EU member states to name their official candidates for the next European Commission. With the deadline for nominations passed, … Continued

European Sports Nutrition Awards 2019

European Sports Nutrition Awards! We invite you to the inaugural European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards, the ESSNawards, designed to honour the best and brightest from the sports nutrition industry across Europe and celebrate the sector’s expansion and prosperity.The ESSNawards, which is delivered by the Whitehouse Consultancy in partnership with the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance … Continued

The new face of the European Union – a Union that strives for more

The new face of the European Union – a Union that strives for more Ursula von der Leyen will take over as the President of the European Commission on 1st November 2019. Her nomination by the European Council came as a surprise to many due to her lack of popularity at European level. Nevertheless, the … Continued

European Elections: Greece is the word

The first European nation to embrace populism, Greece, has become the first to escape it. In an unexpected glimmer of hope for democracy and mainstream politics, Greece’s snap election last week saw a victory for Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of the centre-right New Democracy party. Mitsotakis’s victory benefitted from a growing sense of disillusionment amongst … Continued

European elections: EU top jobs won, and a new leadership in sight

The victory of the underdog Following 48 hours of intense negotiations, started with the inconclusive European Council on 30 June, European leaders finally deliberated, on the evening of 2 July, over the candidates for the EU top jobs. European Heads of States adopted the decision to propose for formal approval to the European Parliament Ursula von der Leyen as candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission. A German national and Defence Minister in Merkel’s government, Ursula … Continued