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Second round of the regional elections in France: takeaways

The second round of the French regional elections went ahead yesterday, June 27th. In France, regional councils are elected every six years under a proportional voting list system, where the first list of the second round gets an absolute majority of councilors. In all, 1,758 regional councilor positions are up for grabs. This second round confirms the lack of interest among voters for these intermediary elections, recording a slightly lower abstention rate (65,7%) than in the first round (66,7%), but which remains among the lowest turnouts since 1945.

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First round of the regional elections in France: takeways

The first round of the elections for the renewal of the members of the 18 regional councils (local governments mainly in charge of local economic development including digital transformation, higher education and research, transportation) was held yesterday, June 20th. The second round will be held on June 27th. Regional councils are elected every six years under a proportional voting list system, where the first list of the second round gets an absolute majority of councilors. In all, 1,758 regional councilor positions are up for grabs.

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French EU Presidency: What are the policy priorities and expectations? (Post-event summary)

The fast pace of EU decision making during the Covid-19 outbreak showed that “Europe is more united, more resilient, more efficient than 10 years ago”. It is with these words that French Junior Minister of European Affairs Clément Beaune launched our series of dialogues on the issues at stake for the upcoming French EU Presidency.

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Covid-19: draft law on the management of the health crisis

The draft law on the management of the health crisis was adopted on July 25, 2021. The Constitutional Court (Conseil Constitutionnel), to which the draft law was referred for review, will issue its decision on August 5, 2021. The entry into force of the law is announced for August 9th. 

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Second round of the regional elections in France: takeaways

The second round of the French regional elections went ahead yesterday, June 27th. In France, regional councils are elected every six years under a proportional voting list system, where the first list of the second round gets an absolute majority of councilors. In all, 1,758 regional councilor positions are up for grabs. This second round confirms the lack of interest among voters for these intermediary elections, recording a slightly lower abstention rate (65,7%) than in the first round (66,7%), but which remains among the lowest turnouts since 1945.

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First round of the regional elections in France: takeways

The first round of the elections for the renewal of the members of the 18 regional councils (local governments mainly in charge of local economic development including digital transformation, higher education and research, transportation) was held yesterday, June 20th. The second round will be held on June 27th. Regional councils are elected every six years under a proportional voting list system, where the first list of the second round gets an absolute majority of councilors. In all, 1,758 regional councilor positions are up for grabs.

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EU - US Summit: a partial opening up of trade relations and more dialogue on technology, climate change and the recovery to come

Seven years after the last Summit held in the presence of a U.S. president, the EU heads of states or governments welcomed President Joe Biden in Brussels on June 15th. The agenda included a long list of issues that have often put at odds the two transatlantic partners throughout the Trump administration. 

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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, and what it means for businesses with Claire Bury, Deputy Director General at the Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT).

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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?”.

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Jun 26
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Cloud Act Vs e-Evidence: What will judicial and law enforcement cooperation look like in the digital age? What rules access to data?

Cross-border access to electronic evidence has become highly relevant given the growing digitalization of our society. The framework for police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters has, however, always been a sensitive topic as it touches on the core of the states’ sovereignty and definition of public order on their own territory.

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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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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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Article on how public actors broadened their field of action with the rise of digital technology

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. Thaima Samman demonstrates that the highly centralized French model is now largely unsuited to the new situation we are experiencing and with local actors who benefit from increased means of action and coordination. 

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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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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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SAMMAN in POLITICO's Morning Exchange

We're proud to see an extract from our analysis of the Brexit vote consequences mentioned in POLITICO Europe's Morning Echange.