James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

What journalists really think

  There are communications professionals who are afraid to ask journalists what they need to write a story.

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list

EXCLUSIVE: EU legislation to ensure gender equality on company boards, to extend maternity leave, and to reduce air pollution and landfill should be killed off, a leading business lobby organisation … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

TTIP documents could be made public after EU court ruling

European Union documents relating to the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), could be made public after a European Court of Justice ruling yesterday (3 July). … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

EU-US clash over financial services in TTIP

The US Ambassador to the EU told the European Commissioner for Trade today (15 May) that there is hardly any chance that financial services will be included in a future Transatlantic … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

ECR predicts kingmaker role after EU elections

European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Struan Stevenson predicts a kingmaker role for his European Parliament group after I questioned its continued relevance on an election night that saw eurosceptic parties … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

UK Greens eye big gains as EU election booths open in Britain

The United Kingdom today (22 May) votes in a European parliamentary election dominated by the EU membership referendum, but also a poll which could see a surprise last-minute surge for … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Manchester City could use EU competition law to beat Financial Fair Play rules

Manchester City Football Club is considering challenging a record-breaking €60 million fine for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, by using EU competition law to prevent cartels and abuse … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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