politjobs job alert EU 2017-48 – Waffles and waffling in Brussels

Christmas is coming to Brussels with less waffles than one would expect: last week’s not-so-grey skies saw a huge fire evolving over the south of the city, as Milcamp’s waffle factory went up in flames. It has otherwise also been a bumpy period, with some ups and downs. German is surprisingly unstable at these moments, with failed coalition talks between four parties – currently, a renewed grand coalition between Social Democrats and Conservatives looks most likely, but no government can be expected until 2018 – not the least due to a controversial EU decision: the renewal of the Glyphosate license for another 5 years. Germany would have needed to abstain due to the lack of a mandated government, but the minister didn’t – causing a first row between the courting coalition parties. Whilst Germany is occupied with itself, this leaves Emmanuel Macron as the most important leader in the EU (who vowed to ban the weed killer, by the way).

Other matters finally move forward: the UK and the EU reached agreement on the money – more or less, in a typically European way. Whilst numbers are cited of something around 50 billion Euro, what has actually been agreed is the methodology of calculation; leaving a lot of scope for future disconsent. Meanwhile, another country has not asked to leave voluntarily, but is facing the EU’s “nuclear option”: due to continued issues regarding fundamental rights, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary, the European Parliament has asked the Council of Ministers to prepare formal steps for triggering Art. 7: a procedure that could lead to the suspension of Poland’s voting rights. Serious, but a long road to go and a lot of communication needed between Poland and EU institutions. If you are a good communicator or want to become one, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

IBM seeks Government and Regulatory Affairs Assistant

IBM has a long-standing positive global reputation and operates in over 170 countries – the GRA (Governmental Regulatory Affairs) function is instrumental in collaborating with the corporate and business functions to advance important public policy and legislative initiatives that support IBM’s business model and corporate and social programs. As a Govenment and Regulatory Affairs Executive you will join a dynamic team (…)

European Association of Guarantee Institutions

The activities envisioned for this role are: Monitoring, analyzing and informing members regarding European and international policy dossiers of relevance for the guarantee sector; Responsible for the AECM working groups: preparation of meetings, drafting of agenda and background documents, contributing to the meeting by reporting on latest developments for each topic at EU and international level, drafting a summary of the meeting and ensuring that agreed upon action points are executed; Liaising extensively with colleagues and members working on relevant policy files; determining the developments in these areas that are relevant to AECM’s members; Translating members’ positions into concrete action at all levels: public position papers, consultation responses, best practices, seminars, action plans, etc (…)

European LPG Association seeks Communications and Public Affairs Assistant

Main Duties: Support in organization (including onsite) of the AEGPL Annual Congress, which will take place in Monaco in June 2018; Implementation of communications and stakeholder management activities; Assistance with various communications activities, including the organization of Brussels-based events sponsored by the association; Content editing for the AEGPL website; Support in coordination of projects/services to be delivered by external providers; Research on energy/alternative transport fuels/environment policy initiatives (…)

Apple seeks Senior Representative, EU Government & Regulatory Affairs

Senior government affairs executive with a successful track record in international corporate public policy roles, with lengthy experience in issues facing the European Union, European Commission and the European Parliament including experience working with Directorates-General (DG) at a senior level. The successful candidate will possess: deep background and established relationship across the EU and especially in Brussels; experience working on the policy challenges facing the technology industry; a strong sense of political and institutional dynamics and proven experience in crafting workable solutions (…)

Celgene seeks Corporate Affairs Lead – BeLux

The Corporate Affairs Lead, BeLux, leads the corporate affairs function and activities in Belgium & Luxembourg for Celgene BeLux across all franchises and products. He/she is in charge of developing a corporate affairs strategy (public policy, government relations, patient relations and communication) that support both short and long-term objectives of Celgene. These objectives include (i) corporate objectives, (ii) functional objectives (iii) franchise objectives. He/she reports to the general manager and works in close collaboration with management team members and disease teams. He/she is responsible for Celgene external engagement and representation (…)

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