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France Takes Over Presidency of EU Institution, Vows to Implement European Green Deal

With the turn of the year, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), following Slovenia. The Council consists of a representative of each Member State at ministerial level and is the EU co-legislator together with the European Parliament. While it is the European Commission, EU executive, that has the power to propose new EU legislation, the co-legislators in principle get to amend and adopt such proposals. The Presidency of the Council drives forward the Council’s work on EU legislation and ensures the continuity of the EU agenda (in cooperation with the European Commission and Parliament).

According to its programme titled ‘Recovery, Strength and a Sense of Belonging’, the French Presidency has three high-level ambitions:

  • A more sovereign Europe (including in security and defence),

  • A new European model for growth (in which economic development is aligned with climate goals and that supports innovation and the growth of European digital players and sets its own rules for the digital world), and

  • A humane Europe (without discrimination).

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Ken Huestebeck Energy & Environmental Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Brussels, Belgium
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Ken Huestebeck is a member of the European Public Policy Practice, where he focuses on energy, the environment and health law and policy.

His current focus is on circular economy policy and adjacent regulation, which includes devising and executing advocacy and communications strategies.

Ken joined the firm in September 2017. Previously, he was a lawyer in the strategic litigation team of a public interest law firm in Brussels and London. There, he successfully managed contentious competition and environmental policy matters in European upstream power and heat markets,...

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