September 9, 2020
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It’s back to school for the European institutions

After their seven-week recess, the European institutions – the Commission, Council & Parliament – resume their work. EFA’s public affairs columnist Patrick Gibbels explores what happened […]
June 3, 2020
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EU Covid-19 measures: Where does philanthropy fit in?

With Europe still reeling from a global pandemic, our public affairs columnist Patrick Gibbels asks what measures the EU will take to protect charities and NGOs […]
May 6, 2020
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EU Response to COVID-19: What support for Charities?

Measures imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19 have had a massive impact on the economy in Europe, hitting businesses and charities alike, yet while support […]
April 1, 2020

COVID-19 did not bump Anti Money Laundering off the EU’s agenda

While the coronavirus has had a global impact on life and business, one of the few items not knocked off the European Commission’s legislative calendar is […]
March 4, 2020
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What could the European Commission’s plans to beef up regulations against money laundering & terrorism financing mean for charities?

The European Commission has announced its plans for updating the existing EU regulatory framework to combat money laundering & terrorism financing. Our public affairs columnist Patrick Gibbels looks […]
February 5, 2020
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Expert View: What does the European Commission’s work programme mean for non-profits in Europe?

As the European Commission lays its annual work programme on the table, what lies in store for non-profits? Patrick Gibbels, director of Gibbels Public Affairs, highlights the […]