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Karel de Gucht, the occasionally grumpy Commissioner who launched the TTIP trade deal, is set to join the management board of Belgium’s largest telecommunications company. De Gucht was granted permission to join Belgacom, which is about 50% state-owned, and to join the board of Merit Capital, an independent private bank and stockbroker based in Antwerp.… » read more

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Heard in Europe reported last month that a number of former Commission spokespersons have found themselves at loose ends since the transition to the new Juncker administration. Well, many of them seem to have found something to keep themselves busy – the lobbying business. Tired of twiddling their thumbs since the new executive took office,… » read more

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