We keep monitoring actively the measures taken by the Government and the European institutions to tackle the crisis. You can follow the adoption of Covid-19 related measures in France on our LinkedIn.
The second round of the French mayoral elections took place Sunday, June 28th. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2nd round was held more than three months after the first round instead of a regular electoral procedure with a one week delay between the two rounds.
In the French magazine La Revue des Collectivités Locales, our founding partner Thaima Samman wrote an article (in French) on how public actors broadened their field of action with the rise of digital technology and the internet.
The situation in France remains calm since the beginning of the crisis. The French population is rather disciplined, understanding and implementing the Government’s measures. At this point in time, the Government is succeeding in avoiding panic to rise in the country.
On February 19th, the European Commission’s Executive Vice President for A Europe fit for the digital age, Margrethe Vestager, and Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton unveiled the European Commission’s long-term digital agenda together with two actions plans on data and artificial intelligence (AI).
The European Commission Digital single market plan for the next 5 years: an A-to-Z with Claire Bury, Deputy Director General at DG CNECT
On 21 January, FIPRA Digital with Cabinet SAMMAN held the third event in its Digital Discussion Series ‘A Union that strives for more – Digital Priorities and the new Commission’s power structure’, discussing the new Commission’s digital agenda.
Event report: Open Access to Data – Beyond Public Sector Information (PSI) II: what will the drive for open data, data sharing and data access mean for innovators?
On 25 September, FIPRA and SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs held its second Digital Discussion Series event “Open Access to Data – Beyond Public Sector Information (PSI) II: what will the drive for open data, data sharing and data access mean for innovators?”.
Fipra, the EU and international public affairs and government relations consultancy, with offices in Brussels and across the European Union, and Cabinet Samman, the legal, corporate affairs and public affairs consultancy, based in Paris and sharing offices with Fipra in Brussels, are today announcing a new co-operation initiative for advising on digital policy issues.
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.