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European Elections Overview

At the moment, the real winner of the European elections in France is the abstention. Traditionally, those elections fail to attract a large panel of electors and only see the most proactive citizens vote. The result is a polarization of the electorate, with on one side the pro-EU almost federalist voters and on the other populists against the Government. This should be once again the case with only 41% of people saying they intend to vote

File to download 190508 EP Elections Review - May 2019 004.pdf

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Adoption of the PACTE Bill - New steps in the Government's economic policy

On April 11th, the Action Plan for Growth and Transformation of Businesses (PACTE) Bill was adopted by the National Assembly, after 28 weeks of parliamentary debates. The Government presented the text as the second stage of its economic reform program, following the Labour law reform that was adopted in 2017. 

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President Macron press conference: focus on the measures announced and what they mean

President Macron gave a speech on Thursday April 25th, wrapping up the “Great National Debate” that has been going on in the context of the Yellow Vest movement. This was followed by a major national press conference, an exercise which President Macron has previously refused to engage in, and which marks a first for him.

Below is a short summary of the measures announced and what it means in the French political and economic landscape.

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European Elections Review

As the Yellow Vest movement is slowly fading away, “old-school” politics is coming back. Intense negotiations between political figures, threats of departure, backstabbing and criticisms among allies over the last weeks.

The idea of a Yellow Vest list for the elections has disappeared alongside the support from the population toward the movement. As it was credited with more than 10% at the climax of the social movement, it has now been reduced at a rate of knots.

 

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Government reshuffle - Biographies of the new Ministers

Three ministers left the Government  following the announcement of the Presidential party's (LaREM) list for the European elections : Nathalie Loiseau, former Minister in charge of European Affairs and head of the list, as well as  two Junior Ministers - Benjamin Griveaux, the Government’s Spokesperson, and Mounir Mahjoubi, in charge of Digital Affairs - who have publicly stated that they are candidates to lead the LaREM list for the City of Paris in the upcoming mayoral elections, planned for spring 2020. 

File to download Biographies of Amélie de Montchalin, Sibeth Ndiaye and Cédric O.pdf

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Mar 28
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Eclairage Public - Breakfast with Eric Benzekri - "Politics : When reality goes beyond fiction"

At our latest edition of our Eclairages Publics events, we had the pleasure to host a fascinating breakfast meeting with Eric Benzekri, writer of the hit political show Baron Noir. We had a passionate debate on his main sources of inspiration: rise of populism, evolution of the political sphere and a vibrant call for democracy... 

Thanks to Eric and all the participants for this insightful exchange ! 

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Proposal for a EU Regulation on Platform-to-Business (P2B)

The European Commission has run an intensive work to assess the need for a legal framework for online platforms since the beginning of its mandate.

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💰 Draft Budget Law for 2019 (PLF 2019)

On Monday 24 September, the Government presented the draft Budget Law for 2019 (PLF 2019) to the Council of Ministers and submitted it to the National Assembly. The parliamentary debate will begin on October 9th. The examination of the draft Budget Law, together with the Social Security bill, will remain the top priority until the end of December. The traditional “budget marathon" is back.

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Proposed Copyright Directive passes the European Parliament

On September 12th, 2018, the European Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on the Copyright Directive, proposed by the European Commission in September 2016: 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions.

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First meeting with the ANSSI regarding call for expressions of interest on the future EU certification schemes

The Cabinet Samman participated to the first information meeting the ANSSI held on the future EU certification schemes 

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GDPR : it's not too late ! How to properly implement the regulation ?

Thaima Samman gave an interview to explain how to properly implement the GDPR in France ? Here is the article published in La Tribune, the French newspaper covering economics and financial issues.

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Feb 13
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Pouvoirs Numériques - 5th edition on Cybersecurity

On February 13th, Loïc Rivière from TECH IN France, and Thaima Samman, founding partner of SAMMAN law firm, coordinated the discussions of the last roundtable “Pouvoirs Numériques”. This event brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors on the topic of cybersecurity.

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Jan 15
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Cyberlex Meeting - Roundtable on Cybersecurity

On January 15th 2018, as part of the Annual Meeting of the think tank Cyberlex, Thaima Samman, Founding Partner of SAMMAN, moderated a roundtable on the role of legal rules to address the challenges on cyber security. A summary of the debates is available below.

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Patrick Starkman quoted on Brexit

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN Law Firm was interviewed by IGNITES Europe, a Financial Times service, as part of an article on the weight of Paris/France for financial services post-brexit.

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GDPR at a glance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), entering into force on May 25th, 2018, replaces a 1995 EU Directive on data protection. Based on its expertise on privacy and data protection Cabinet SAMMAN has been appointed by several business organizations to work and be part of the dialogue on the GDPR implementation process with supervisory authorities and other public officials. Please find below a recap of the main elements of the GDPR.