November 9, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Privacy remains high on the agenda for Commission Work Programme 2023

The European Commission is vowing to place citizens at the heart of decision-making under its 2023 work programme. This means there will be a balancing act […]
September 14, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Swiss say no to opt-in for door drops

This month our Brussels correspondent explores Switzerland’s recent rejection of a proposed opt-in for unaddressed mail and what it would mean for nonprofits if such an […]
August 10, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Czech Presidency of the EU – what’s in store for fundraising?

On 1 July 2022, the Czech Republic took over the Presidency of the EU. In this month’s blog, our Brussels correspondent Patrick Gibbels explains how the […]
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 […]