June 8, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: new ePrivacy Regulation proposal could leave nonprofit & commercial calls indistinguishable

With negotiations on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation currently taking place, a new proposal regarding outbound telephone calls has come to light. Patrick Gibbels – our policy […]
May 11, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Potential Danish ban on door drops could set a dangerous precedent for fundraising

Highlighting Government proposals in Denmark to move towards an opt-in system for unaddressed mail, Patrick Gibbels – our policy correspondent in Brussels – explores the potential […]
March 16, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Ukrainian crisis opens EU’s eyes to the regulatory burden facing nonprofits

The EU regulatory environment for civil society has become disproportionately burdensome in recent years, but could that be about to change? Patrick Gibbels explores the impact of last […]
January 12, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: The French Presidency of the EU – what’s in store?

With France officially taking over the rotating Presidency of the EU Council on New Year’s Day, our public affairs columnist Patrick Gibbels takes a look at […]
November 10, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Collaborating to lobby successfully at EU level

With more and more legislation coming out of Brussels, knowing how to lobby successfully is an increasingly important skill for nonprofits and membership bodies. Our public affairs columnist […]
September 15, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Why ePrivacy proposals could give the sector an even bigger headache

ePrivacy rules are on the table to be overhauled, but the latest proposed amendments could be even more problematic for nonprofit fundraising. Our columnist Patrick Gibbels […]