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Read the latest articles on European policy and regulatory developments published in ICAEW's Insights hub.

Why is fundraising by women so much harder?

05-01-2021

6 January 2021: “We need to do more to invest in companies that are founded and led by women,” says Armance Bordes, General Counsel at Sofinnova Partners. “There are many studies that point to the gender gap that persists in fundraising, making it so much harder for women to raise capital.”

ESMA identifies German supervisory failings in Wirecard case

10-11-2020

11 November 2020: A peer review report issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority has highlighted important deficiencies in the German supervision of Wirecard’s financial reporting. The findings feed into a broader reflection on the state of the EU’s supervisory architecture.

There is no vaccine for climate change

05-10-2020

6 October 2020: ICAEW has collaborated with the British Embassy in Athens and WWF Greece to talk about a sustainable response to COVID. The two virtual events delivered key messages on the climate agenda and the use of green financing tools.

Port of Rotterdam: “every Brexit is a hard Brexit”

22-09-2020

22 September 2020: It was no good making assumptions. The Port of Rotterdam had to prepare for no UK/EU trade agreement early and now, with just a few weeks to go, it has already built a community of consensus, through stakeholder buy-in, to its new procedures.

How to future-proof policymaking

21-09-2020

22 September: The European Commission intends to embed strategic foresight into policymaking and to develop ‘resilience dashboards’ for key priorities. Will mainstreaming foresight deliver future-proof policies?

What is the state of the European Union?

17-09-2020

17 September: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen used her first set-piece ‘State of the European Union’ speech yesterday to outline her vision for the coming years and make several ambitious policy announcements. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, ICAEW Head of European Affairs, reviews the key points.

A look at the EU’s autumn in-tray

04-09-2020

7 September 2020: With autumn in the air, ICAEW Head of European Affairs Susanna Di Feliciantonio takes a closer look at some of the key items on the EU’s agenda for the rest of the year.

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