politjobs job alert EU 2018-12 – Data – taxes – voices

Cambridge Analytica’s illegal use of Facebook data (and Facebook’s knowledge about it), Donald Trump’s most recent ideas and Brexit dominated these past weeks – hence business as usual. The European Commission’s planst to introduce a VAT tax on digital revenues comes in handy, as Cambridge Analytica and similar companies seem to provide excellent revenue streams – the Commission might need to think twice in the future, before EU data protection rules bite into the digital tax tail.

This might affect Britain for longer than anticipated – business and policymakers alike are relieved that a decision on the transition period has been taken – until 2020. Let’s see how many times it gets prolonged.

Also to the relief especially of busines, another tax is not getting off the road – the EU’s charme offensive to avoid a trade war over US import taxes has been successful: China has to deal with the problem now.

Somebody to deal with in the European Parliament is now MEP Udo Bullmann: the German Social Democrat was elected leader of the S&D party, as a successor to Italian Gianni Pittella. Journalists will do the maths again and find that yet another top job is going into male German hands – in politically chaotic times, time will tell if this is a good or a bad thing.

Certainly not helpful in these times has been former Trump advisor Steve Bannon – on roadshow in Europe to promote a Global nationalist rightwing movement. Another voice however is sadly missed: Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 and leaves the world, especially a lot less intelligent place. Whilst not proposing to fill these huge shoes – if you are ready to add some intelligence to the Brussels EU world, find some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

Aqua Publica Europea seeks Policy Officer

Main responsibilities: Monitoring EU policy developments and contributing to strategic policy analysis for members; Contributing to the drafting of position papers and other policy material together with the Secretariat and the members; Identifying relevant stakeholders and establishing effective relationships; Implementing advocacy actions under the mandate of the management board; Representing the association in formal and informal meetings and reporting to members and to the management board (…)

FuelsEurope seeks EU Affairs Intern

Provide analytical and material preparation support to FuelsEurope staff in their advocacy role by: analysing official reports and documents from the EU institutions on air quality, industrial emissions, energy, climate, environment and other issues relevant to the EU refining industry; participating in internal working group meetings and discussions; drafting minutes and preparing presentation material and briefing notes; following debates in the EU institutions; researching ad hoc projects; collecting data (…)

European Transport Workers‘ Federation seeks Political Assistant

Key responsibilities: Assisting the Political Secretary for Railways and Urban Public Transport in the daily work with policy and political expertise and advice; Providing general political and policy assistance to ETF, working on cross cutting projects and programs; Dealing with requests coming from Sections’ members; Developing and keeping good contacts with our affiliates, the ITF and the ETUC; Drafting reports, circulars, documents and minutes of meetings and press releases (in close cooperation with the Communications Officer) in English; Leading or facilitating ad hoc projects and initiatives; Providing input for ETF’ s communication initiatives, like the ETF website, Facebook, social media etc. (…)

Caritas Europa seeks Policy and Advocacy Officer

With a view to further strengthen the network, the Caritas Europa Secretariat, based in Brussels is seeking to recruit a (m/f): Policy and Advocacy Officer (Development and International Cooperation), who will contribute to the overarching values, priorities and goals of Caritas in Europe and who will: Monitor EU policy developments concerning SDGs, international development and external aid; Carry out research, analyse and develop policy positioning; Advocate Caritas Europa’s key policy positions; Lobby relevant policy – makers in EU Institutions and in the Council of Europe; Network and contribute in relevant NGO platforms and specific working groups (…)

Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie sucht Referent(-in) für EU-Recht, Wettbewerb & Verbraucherpolitik

Aufgaben: Beschaffung, Bewertung und Aufbereitung von Informationen zum europäischen Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht; Vertretung und Durchsetzung der Interessen des BDI gegenüber europäischen Institutionen (Kommission, Europäisches Parlament, Rat) sowie BusinessEurope; Analyse und Bewertung rechtspolitischer Sachverhalte des europäischen (Wirtschafts-)Rechts; Vorbereitung von Positionspapieren zu wirtschafts- und insbesondere gesellschaftsrechtlichen Gesetzgebungsvorhaben der EU; Bündeln, Koordinieren und Formulieren rechtspolitischer Positionen für Reden, Statements und Beiträge des Präsidenten, des Hauptgeschäftsführers und der Ehrenämter zu den fachspezifischen Themen (…)

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